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Ecuador court protects 'rights of nature'

Mineral explorers and developers in Ecuador are reeling after the country’s Constitutional Court ruled that mine development in a protected forest area is unconstitutional and violates the rights of nature.

Ecuador court protects 'rights of nature' Ecuador court protects 'rights of nature' Ecuador court protects 'rights of nature' Ecuador court protects 'rights of nature' Ecuador court protects 'rights of nature'

Cornerstone Capital Resources's Rio Magdalena porject in northern Ecuador

Junior explorer Cornerstone Capital Resources said the court upheld a lower court ruling that invalidated the environmental registration granted by the Ministry of Environment to state mining company

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