Devastating footage shows oil and mining projects destroying the Amazon – World News


The final part of the NextGen International project chronicles the Amazon of Ecuador, working with indigenous youth who share inspiring stories in their struggle

General views of the Maikiuants Community in the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest,
The final reports of the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest NextGen International project

In the final part of the NextGen International project, with support from our charity partner Hivos, indigenous youth living in Ecuador’s Amazon rainforest write about how they faced off against energy and oil giants who want to destroy the jungle for profit.

Student and activist Alexis shares his account of how he mobilized a major youth campaign that stopped a hydroelectric company from installing a dam on a sacred river.

And Gabriela Garces tells a success story of how the people triumphed and prevented the opening of a major oil exploration project in a vital Amazonian river.

The Mirror worked with the charity Hivos on these stories, which they supported through the All Eyes on the Amazon project. To learn more, visit

NextGen International was funded by the European Journalism Center’s European Development Journalism Grants program, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.


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