Amazon Frontlines @amazonfrontlines
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We are a non-profit organization working with indigenous peoples to defend their rights to land, life and cultural survival in the Amazon
270 Posts
73k Followers
229 Following
We are a non-profit organization working with indigenous peoples to defend their rights to land, life and cultural survival in the Amazon
Here, even the smallest ants have an empire and the birds take turns in leading their flock. It’s a necessary balance. This place is worth beyond any numbers or currency. Yet governments put a price tag and sell it out to foreign oil companies, threatening life of those who live there and the well being of the entire planet. But the Amazon is fighting back, raising her voice through the people who have been living there for tens of thousands of years. Indigenous people are protecting one of the world’s largest and most important forests and with it, their own way of life and culture. That is the kind of work we support and believe in! Be part of it too! Link in bio! #resistenciawaorani #waoraniresistance #biodiversity #planetearth #environment #amazon #rainforest #indigenous
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Waorani Women travel from the Amazon to the United Nations' headquarters in Geneva after winning their historic court victory in Ecuador! Waorani leaders Nemonte Nenquimo and Omanca Enquiri will be speaking at the UN over the next days, denouncing the Ecuadorian government’s systematic violation of indigenous peoples rights, before the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. "I have come to the capital of the world to make sure that my grandchildren live free, with clean rivers and forests”, affirms Omanca. Join the Waorani to protect the Amazon rainforest - there are still 7 million acres of pristine rainforest under threat from oil drilling: http://bitly.com/waoaction #WaoraniResistance #ResistenciaWaorani
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From their rainforest homeland in the Ecuadorian Amazon, the Waorani rejoice over their triumphant win protecting their ancestral land from oil! “This victory is a dream come true. It means that our future generations can continue to live freely in a healthy and pristine forest, with clean water and pure air. I always wanted to protect these lands for the future generations, as my ancestors did for me! It is the legacy for my grandchildren. This belongs to them!”, says Waorani elder Omanka Enqueri. Now is the time to build upon the Waorani’s legal precedent! 7 million acres of pristine rainforest, encompassing the territories of seven indigenous nations are still at risk from oil drilling. Sign link in bio to help amplify this victory at this historic moment! @waoresistencia #waoraniresistance #resistenciawaorani
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Today, Waorani leaders gave a symbolic press conferece outside Ecuador’s first oil well explaining what this historic victory means for the Waorani People and neighbouring indigenous nations across the Ecuadorian Amazon: “The court’s final ruling states very clearly that our territory is our decision and that our forest is not for sale!" said Nemonte Nenquimo Waorani leader. “This is a victory for all indigenous nations that have been manipulated and deceived by the government, and whose rights have been violated. The Government has to listen to us and respect our decisions, and the lives of all Indigenous Peoples in the Amazon.“ Now, let’s build on the Waorani's precedent-setting victory in order to defend 7 million acres more of rainforest under threat from oil extraction in the Ecuadorian Amazon! Link in bio! @waoresistencia #ResistenciaWaorani #WaoraniResistance #ClimateChange #biodiversity #IndigenousPeople #AmazonRainforest #planetearth
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Breaking: Game-changing win for the Amazon! The Waorani have defeated the Ecuadorian government on appeal, blocking the sale of 500,000 acres of their ancestral lands from oil drilling. “We have shown the world that life is more important than oil!” said Nemonte Nenquimo, Waorani leader. “And united we can protect our way of life, the Amazon rainforest, and our planet from destruction.” Now’s the time to keep the momentum going, and turn this precedent into a victory for neighboring indigenous nations, who are defending 7 million acres of forest threatened by oil in the Amazon. Take action - Sign and share the petition (link in bio)! #WaoraniResistance #ResistenciaWaorani
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“Our strength comes from the jaguar and the eternally living forest” - Waorani Elder This jaguar was recorded by camera traps near a community during the Waorani people's territorial mapping process. The jaguar is one of the most powerful animals in the rainforest; an animal of deep spiritual importance to indigenous peoples, but they were almost hunted to extinction in the Western Amazon. Today, they have made an amazing comeback in more remote, protected indigenous territories. This is why protecting indigenous territories is vital for conservation of wildlife and biodiversity! Follow the link in bio support the Waorani people in defending one of Earth’s most biodiverse places! #waoraniresistance #resistenciawaorani
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Today, an indigenous land patrol from the Kofan community of Sinangoe took off on a two-week journey deep into the jungles of the Ecuadorian Amazon to map their territory. Over the past two years, the Kofan of Sinangoe have been using technology as a tool to protect their land. The mapping process of their territory reflects their knowledge and connection with the land and identifies sacred sites, medicinal plants, animals in danger of extinction, fishing spots, special trees and vines, and more. In this way, indigenous peoples can take control over their lands, through their own cosmovision and reality. Stay tuned for an exclusive photo-essay upon the return of the Kofan land patrol! #amazon #ecuador #rainforest #naturephotography #climatechange #indigenousrights
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Thanks to the support of people around the world at this crucial time, the Waorani people have collected 254,701 signatures to their letter demanding respect for their rights. We are more than half way to the goal of 500,000! Let’s continue posting, sharing and supporting while we all await the Ecuadorian court’s verdict! The future of the Amazon and it’s people depends on the decisions we make today! Link in bio! #WaoraniResistance #ResistenciaWaorani #Ecuador #ClimateChange #KeepItInTheGround #IndigenousWomen #Amazonia
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