An extraordinary biodiversity of flora and fauna inhabits the Cordillera del Cóndor, the ancestral territory of the Shuar Nationality. This territory belongs to the Shuar Ancestral Peoples in the Tundayme region, province of Zamora Chinchipe.
In 2012, the Ecuadorian government signed the first large-scale mining contract in Ecuador, within the framework of the Minero Mirador Project; located in the Shuar ancestral territory, in the Tundayme region, Zamora Chinchipe province. The project foresees the open pit exploitation of copper and other minerals for 25 renewable years.
Since 2013, violent evictions against the communities surrounding the project have occurred, which oppose its execution.
In 2013, we went before the Inter-American Human Rights System to demand respect and guarantee of the collective rights of the Shuar Nationality due to the violent and arbitrary intervention in their territory for the development of the Mirador Project, and denounce the pressing environmental and social impacts caused by mining intervention in the area.
Allies in the Case:
- Affected Shuar Communities
- Centre for Human Rights of PUCE
- Ecological Action
Case admittance by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. We are currently in the in-depth analysis phase of the violation of human rights.