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Daily Mirror

Devastating images show oiling and mining projects chipping away at the Amazon

In the final instalment of the NextGen International project, with support from our charity partner Hivos, Indigenous young people living in Ecuador’s Amazon rainforest write how they stood up to energy and oil giants who want to destroy the jungle for profit.

Student and campaigner Alexis shares his account of how he mobilised a major youth campaign which stopped a hydroelectric company from installing a dam on a sacred river.

And Gabriela Garces reports on a success story of how the people triumphed and stopped a major oil exploration project from opening on a vital Amazonian river.

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

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