Eye on the Amazon

Indigenous Protests Grow as Ecuador Auctions Amazon Oil Blocks

The Ecuadorian government's plans to auction off nearly ten million acres of rainforest wilderness in the south-central Amazon – home to seven indigenous nationalities – was met by fierce opposition from hundreds of indigenous people this morning, who had traveled dozens of hours by river and road to Quito to thwart the launch of the government's 11th Round of oil licensing.

Photos by Mitch Anderson

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