The Kichwa tribe of the Amazon who live in Sani Isla have successfully warded off the challenge of oil giants Petroamazonas who had plans to set up oil exploration setup in the region.
The tribal people had gone up in arms to prevent the designs of the oil firm at any cost and, even though they were small in numbers, they were high in their determintuon to stave off the attack on the environment in order to also to save their habitat.
This has been reported in guardian.co.uk of dated 17th of January 2013.
The indigenous Kichwa tribe of the Ecuadorean Amazon had built their arsenal of spears, blowpipes, machetes, and guns to fight the mighty Petroamazinas, the state-run oil company tat wanted to exploit the huge fossil fuel resources that lie beneath the forest.
The Kichwa tribe inhabits the 70,000 hectares of land in which the Yasuni National park is located.
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