Alianza Arkana

The Arkana Alliance is committed to raising awareness about the current environmental and social crises in the Amazon; supporting the creation, connection and strengthening of strategic networks and regional and community-based alliances; and inspiring positive change at local, national and international levels to protect and preserve the people, environment, and ancient traditions of the Amazon Rainforest.

Composting Latrines

Composting Latrines
Photo from Progress Report 'Project Update Puerto Firmeza' (view small | med | large | orig)

An Investigation, At Last

An Investigation, At Last
Government scientist taking a sample of soil to check for heavy metals and chemical toxins. Tests have shown unprecedented levels of contamination and the Quechua are now waiting for action. (view small | med | large | orig)

Solidarity

Solidarity
A welcoming party gathers along the banks of the Pastaza, awaiting more Quechua people arriving from other villages to stand together against oil exploitation and defend their rights. (view small | med | large | orig)

Oil Company Covers Up Lake to Hide Contamination

Oil Company Covers Up Lake to Hide Contamination
Aurelio Chino Dahua, leader of the Quechua on the Pastaza, sits in a pose of shock and resignation in a field of mud, where a small lake once teemed with fish, birds, and other life. (view small | med | large | orig)

It Just Takes One Weak Link

It Just Takes One Weak Link
The equipment used by the oil companies is rudimentary and, especially in the rainforest conditions, easily worn down. This is why we need environmental monitors to walk by regularly to report spills. (view small | med | large | orig)
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