Sarayaku Territory

The Sarayaku living forest is an incredibly rich and biodiverse place, with one adjacent region, Yasuni National Park, being described by primatologist Anthony Di Fiore as “the most diverse area in South America, and possibly the world” (Revkin, 2010). The last line of defense between this living forest and the oil companies who seek to encroach on it are the indigenous peoples who continue to fight to preserve the forest from the ravages of resource extraction.