A protective action was filed against the granting of mining titles within the Protective Forest and Vegetation Area of the Upper Nangaritza River Basin and banks along the Nangaritza River in the Nangaritza canton, Zamora Chinchipe province. Over a span of 20 years, the government has promoted mining concession processes in a quarter of the territory. The judge offered the immediate inspection of the area and the mining titles granted in it. It also determines that the Ministry of Energy and Non-Renewable Natural Resources must implement a system that allows better control of protected areas and forests of protective vegetation. The plaintiff appealed, arguing that the resolution does not observe what is alleged by the active legitimacy, for the resolution of the case. The appeal was rejected by the Provincial Court, and an extraordinary protection action was filed shortly after. The extraordinary protection action is being processed by the Constitutional Court.