Traditional farming and indigenous communities fight to protect their lands, their waters and their natural resources. Many communities have been forced to abandon their lands due to development projects by polluting companies that forcefully displace them and make them live without their territories.
In the recent months several deforestation projects were introduced in the region, which brings more danger to the local communities and defenders.
Their livelihoods depend on their land for food, shelter and cultural identity.
Pollution from mining threatens their way of life, as mining can seep into their lands and waters. Sustainable development has been very critical due to extractive practices.
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