SUPPORTS AN AMAZON COMMUNITY AIRLINE THAT PROVIDES A KEY BRIDGE TO PROTECT THE FOREST, SAVE LIVES AND RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTALISM
AERO SARAYAKU is a community company of the Original Kichwa People of Sarayaku.
Sarayaku is a community of around 2,500 people in the heart of the Ecuadorian Amazon jungle that for decades has been the protagonist of activist movements, awareness and environmental protection worldwide; inspiring other communities throughout the Amazon to rise up and join forces to expose the injustice and environmental degradation caused.
In 2012, Sarayaku set a precedent by taking the Government of Ecuador before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, where the court found that the Ecuadorian government flouted Sarayaku's right to free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) regarding the exploitation of oil and resources on the ancestral land of their peoples. This precedent is now found internationally.
Sarayaku received significant compensation at the judgment and used the funds to create his own airline to serve and help lives and strengthen community efforts.
Evacuations, emergency transfers, mobilization of equipment and supplements in case of natural catastrophes are part of the support that Aero Sarayaku has been offering for several years in response to the complete lack of state attention in these cases.
AERO-SARAYAKUIndigenously owned and operated, operates two Cessna aircraft as a courier service for passengers and supplies, providing a vital link to this remote community.
In the same way, Aero Sarayaku is in charge of the optimal maintenance of the runway located in Sarayaku, which is used as one of the Emergency runways when Shell's "Río Amazonas" airport is closed.