Napo River


In 2008, the Political Constitution of Ecuador recognised “Nature or Pacha Mama, where life is reproduced and carried out, has the right to have its existence and the maintenance and regeneration of its vital cycles, structure, functions and evolutionary processes fully respected.”

Manari Ushigua, traditional healer from the Zápara community of the Pastaza region leads a campaign to protect the Cuencas Sagradas (Sacred Basins) of the Ecuadorean Amazon from exploitation.