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LOS CEDROS TO FIGHT IN THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT

For the first time in history, the Ecuadorian Constitutional Court has agreed to hear a case based on the Rights of Nature enshrined in Ecuador’s Constitution.

In an unprecedented and exciting new move, the Constitutional Court of Ecuador, the highest court in the land, has announced it will hear arguments in the case to preserve the threatened Los Cedros Protected Forest from mining development, and apply for the first time Ecuador’s constitutionally guaranteed Rights of Nature within legally titled Protected Forests.

If Los Cedros wins, this could set a precedent to protect 2 million more hectares being threatened by mining in Ecuador, in direct violation of many of Ecuador’s laws, including the Rights of Nature.

“Ecuador was the first nation to include the Rights of Nature in its constitution,” said Sir Jonathon Porritt, one of the UK’s leading environmentalists, “and it could now become the first to actually protect large swathes of biodiversity based upon this constitutional innovation, and set an invaluable precedent worldwide.”

LOS CEDROS NEEDS YOUR HELP

As well as extensive legal fees, we are expecting significant opposition from the mining sector who will be certain to fight any positive ruling. Funds will also support Ecuadorian grassroots campaigners to network this emblematic case across the country.

New donations up to $10,000 will be matched dollar for dollar by Paul Gilding (former CEO of Greenpeace Australia and Greenpeace International) and John Seed (founder of the Rainforest Information Centre).

Please help us reach our $50,000 target!

Anunciada la fecha del caso judicial de Los Cedros

Anunciada la fecha del caso judicial de Los Cedros

Enlace al paquete multimedia de Los Cedros aquí Caso histórico de Derechos de la Naturaleza será visto en la Corte Constitucional de Ecuador el 19 de octubre El resultado de este importante caso
Los Cedros court case date announced

Los Cedros court case date announced

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
Cancer diagnosis for Los Cedros manager

Cancer diagnosis for Los Cedros manager

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