During the conflict of 1995 between Ecuador and Peru, a number of minefields were sown along the disputed border area. Although statistics concerning the problem have been difficult to obtain, anti-personnel mines represent a serious threat to the local populations. Many inhabitants have been forced to alter their traditional agricultural lifestyles as well as other daily activities such as cattle ranching, hunting and fishing.
"Comprehensive Action Against Landmines in Ecuador,"
Journal of Mine Action
: Vol. 8
, Article 9.
Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol8/iss2/9