Court Halts Mining in 'Colombian Avatar' National Park

The Yaigoje Apaporis National Park is home to 19 Indigenous communities. | Photo: Parques Nacionales de Colombia/Rodrigo Durán Bahamón
Published 6 September 2015

A five-year court case has ended in victory for the Indigenous communities of Yaigoje Apaporis National Park.

Indigenous communities in the Colombian Amazon this week triumphed in a five-year legal battle against Canadian miners when the Colombian Constitutional Court ordered the immediate suspension of all mining activities in the Yaigoje Apaporis National Park.