Ecuadorian Rivers Institute

From the Andes to the Amazon: preserving Ecuador’s water resources

By increasing global awareness of watershed issues in Ecuador, we hope to minimize the exploitation of the environment and the people who depend upon it.

Thank you to everyone who supported and attended the 2nd annual Jondachi Fest. We’ll see you NEXT YEAR!

20-22 JANUARY 2017   TENA, NAPO, ECUADOR

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¡Salvemos al Río Jondachi!

The Jondachi, one of the last remaining free-flowing tributaries to the Amazon and Ecuador’s premier kayaking destination, is threatened by imminent hydroelectric development.

The Jondachi was slated to be dammed in January 2015. The Ecuadorian Rivers Institute’s legal defense of the Jondachi and the exposure generated by the first Jondachi Fest have effectively stalled out dam development…for the time being.

We need global support to continue fighting for this legendary and iconic river. If we can secure protected river designation for the Jondachi, a door will be opened for future conservation of threatened rivers within the Amazon Basin. 

The ERI’s defense of the Jondachi River represents a pioneering strategy for international river conservation, engaging local stakeholders and promoting a clear alternative for resource management by preserving the Jondachi as a wild and scenic, free-flowing ecological corridor between the Andes and the Amazon.

 

 

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Jondachi Fest Afterparty

 

Learn more about our efforts and the Jondachi River below:

ABOUT THE JONDACHI  /  BIODIVERSITY  /  PADDLING
PROPOSED HYDRO PROJECT  /  OPPOSITION  /  ERI’S LEGAL ACTION  
PROPOSED ECOLOGICAL CORRIDOR  /  MEDIA  /  JONDACHI ALL STARS

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “Ecuadorian Rivers Institute

  1. Please do everything you can to stop this project. The losses and devastation it would create are so monumentally large and long term.

  2. Great scenes of the Jondachi Fest and the gathering of local people and international kayakers, clearly showing the spirit of conservation and reaffirming it’s importance as both a cultural resource – core to the identity of local communities – and a world treasure in biodiversity and ecotourism!!!

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