Tristan Partridge is a social anthropologist and fieldwork photographer specializing in environmental justice. His work appears in NACLA; The Revelator; Toward Freedom; openDemocracy / democraciaAbierta; and academic journals addressing Indigenous rights, collective action, and environmental justice. He is currently a research fellow at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
By Tristan Partridge, Uneven Earth
In early May, Ecuador’s National Assembly voted to declare June 23rdDía Nacional de los Páramos, or National Páramo Day. This designation at once recognizes the importance of these high mountain grasslands and underscores the need for improved conservation efforts.
By Tristan Partridge, The Revelator
Efforts to protect the páramo overlap with Indigenous struggles for recognition and environmental justice. Local leaders know that the future of all these actions depend on one group in particular: young people.
By Tristan Partridge, Open Democracy
To be successful, páramo protection will need to be led by the Indigenous and campesino communities who share the richest histories and everyday entanglements with these unique lands.