Ecuador, South America - the Cofan people

Survival - People and Their Land - Newsflash!

The young people of the Cofan community in the Ecuador​​ian Amazon have united to defend their rainforest home.

Drilling by oil companies has polluted their land and destroyed their livelihood.
 
In 1998, the Cofan people peacefully occupied the first oil well and closed it for good. Now they are starting to clean up their land.

What you can do

Young Cofan people have been working with Friends of the Earth Scotland. Find out more from the Friends of the Earth Scotland website.
 
You can also learn more on the Cofan website.
 
If you have any questions about the Cofan Youth Organisation AJONCE, you can email Fidel Aguinda.
 
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