In 2018, the Ecuadorian Coordinator of Organizations for the Defense of Nature and Environment, the Asociación Animalista Libera Ecuador and Acción Ecológica present a public action of unconstitutionality against several norms in the Organic Environmental Code related to mangroves, monocultures, the rights of nature, the right to prior consultation, and environmental consultation. The State advocated for the ratification of the mangroves provision. One of the norms allowed productive activities on mangrove areas, such as shrimp farming. The Court ruled in favor of the mangroves, declaring the provision unconstitutional and not in accordance with the rights of nature. The Court also declared that the phrase “other productive activities” affects legal security. The language will be changed to “Public infrastructure that has express authorization from the National Environmental Authority and that offers reforestation programs.” The court also addressed right to prior consultation, declaring “that article 184 of the Organic Code of the Environment does not apply or replace the right to prior, free and informed consultation of indigenous communes, communities, peoples, and nationalities.” Finally, the Court declared that monocultures that are reasonably justified are not the common practice in degraded areas or in the process of desertification determined in the land use plan, thus making article 121 constitutional.