Belén Páez, Executive Director of Fundación Pachamama, has been attending the annual Achuar National Assembly for the last 15 years.

This year’s Assembly gave her particular hope for the future of the Achuar people and the Amazon rainforest.

At a time when Ecuador’s indigenous communities are facing threats to their lands from oil and mining development, the Achuar are demonstrating that a new development model is possible. The success of the Achuar-owned and-operated Aerotsentsak aviation company and Kapawi Ecolodge are just two examples of their success.

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