Native Journey is part of the following indigenous and environmental organisations that defend native self-determination, environmental defense, and native culture. We offer special volunteering programs where you may support these organisations. You may also support them by donating. Please contact us for more info.
Coordinator for the Defense of the Amazon C.O.D.A.
The “Coordinadora para la defensa de la amazonía” or CODA in spanish, was created in 2016 by different indigenous activists and native communities in the area surrounding Madidi National Park in Bolivia, the world’s most biodiverse protected area, which is currently menaced by extractivist projects that are being pushed by the national government. These projects include:
- The Chepete-bala Hydroelectric mega-dam project, that would flood 700 square kilometers of Madidi National Park and surrounding native territories and would affect hundreds of native communities.
- The San Buenaventura Sugar Cane Factory, “EASBA” which is currently working just outside Madidi National Park and has deforested more than 3,000 hectares of primary rainforest to try and supply the raw materials for sugar production, in a corrupt scheme where the factory is not economically viable and the land not suitable for the production of sugar cane.
- The oil prospecting projects carried out by chinese contractors, which have caused distress to uncontacted tribes in the amazon.