Constitutional Court rules in favor of Los Cedros Reserve

December 31, 2021English, Uncategorized

Historical judgment by Ecuador’s Constitutional Court rules in favor of Reserva Los Cedros and the Rights of Nature The Constitutional Court of Ecuador issued a historic ruling with positive repercussions for protected forests, water, healthy environment, nature and communities in Ecuador. The sentence nullifies the environmental registry and water permits from Río Magdalena 01 and … Read More

How green is copper?

September 3, 2021English

Reserva Los Cedros case still waiting on court verdict nearly a year after the hearing by the Constitutional Court. By Nicola Peel, Environmental educator, speaker and solutionist for Rainforest Saver As we head deeper into climate catastrophe, the push to extract raw materials for an urgent ‘clean energy’ transition is impacting on resource-rich areas, including … Read More

Los Cedros one of the most important cases this century

November 23, 2020English

Los Cedros case is one of the most important cases of this century, and could pave the way for law of the future, says Monica Feria-Tinta on the Reserva Los Cedros case at the Constitutional Court in Ecuador. The case to protect the Los Cedros Biological Reserve from mining has been with the Constitutional Court … Read More

First public hearing for landmark Rights of Nature case in Ecuador

October 20, 2020English

Link to Los Cedros media pack here Lawyers, conservationists and 17 scientists shared their findings on the significance of Los Cedros Reserve and other Protected Forests at the Constitutional Court in Ecuador on Monday 19 October, and argued that the Rights of Nature should be upheld. “Evidence was presented to the court about the high … Read More

Los Cedros court case date announced

October 15, 2020English

Link to Los Cedros media pack here Landmark Rights of Nature case to be heard in Ecuador’s Constitutional Court on October 19 The outcome of this significant case to protect the Los Cedros Reserve from mining would set a precedent for all future Rights of Nature cases, and could dramatically limit the ability of mining … Read More

Cancer diagnosis for Los Cedros manager

September 6, 2020English

LOS CEDROS, ECUADOR — The founder and manager of Reserva Los Cedros, José DeCoux, announced this week that he has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of lymphoma cancer. He is receiving treatment at a private hospital in Quito. DeCoux indicated that he will not be stepping back from any of his duties as manager … Read More

Environmental groups ask Ecuador’s highest court to protect Los Cedros

September 4, 2020English

Environmental Groups Ask Ecuador’s Highest Court to Protect Los Cedros, Enforce Constitutional ‘Rights of Nature’ Jane Goodall, 1,200 Other International Scientists Urge Mining Halt in Ecuadorian Protected Forest QUITO, Ecuador— Environmental groups filed a legal brief today urging the Constitutional Court of Ecuador to halt all mining concessions in the Los Cedros protected forest, a … Read More

Research breakthrough at Los Cedros

August 29, 2020English

Researchers have shown that dozens of species of fungi that live symbiotically within the leaves of plants are able to change their biology to decay wood; this new research provides insights into a mysterious form of symbiosis called endophytism. The research was conducted at Los Cedros Reserve, a protected forest in northern Ecuador threatened by … Read More

Jane Goodall and 1200 scientists back protection of Los Cedros Reserve

August 17, 2020English

EO Wilson, Jane Goodall, Peter Raven, and Rosemary and Peter Grant, along with more than 1200 scientists from all over the world, have expressed their desire to see mining activities cease at Los Cedros Reserve and Ecuador’s other Protected Forests. The campaign launched by the Center for Biological Diversity in July has been signed by … Read More

Los Cedros legal case could set a world precedent

July 2, 2020English

QUITO, Ecuador — In a precedent-setting move, the Constitutional Court of Ecuador, the highest court in the land, has announced it will take on the case of the threatened Los Cedros Protected Forest by using the Rights of Nature enshrined in the constitution.  The Constitutional Court chose to hear this case recently and apply, for … Read More