2 Nov 2021

Indigenous communities fighting deforestation in Ecuadorian Amazon

If we’re not doing enough to re-forest the UK, which only has 2.5% of ancient woodland cover left, it’s far worse in those parts of the world where tropical rainforests are being destroyed at alarming rates.

In the Ecuadorian Amazon, indigenous communities are fighting back, like the Waorani tribe defending 500,000 acres of forest from oil extraction and threats of sale by the government.

We’ve been working with Amazon Frontlines, a not-for-profit organisation, who have been filming with one of those leading the fight, Nemonte Nenquimo. This is her story.