Project Description

Caught in the cross-hairs of Colombia’s drug trade, the Inga indigenous group has recovered rights to their 22,283 hectares of ancestral territory and expelled the armed guerillas, paramilitaries and drug-traffickers that between 1986 and 2004 degraded the environment and stymied sustainable development. The community has set aside a 17,500-hectare sacred area and helped create with 8 other communities a court of indigenous justice.