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I have an urgent message to share — it is extremely important that you all know this. Our brothers and sisters in the Ecuadorian rainforest are under significant pressure from the oil companies. The government of Ecuador is planning to auction off 10 million acres of pristine rainforest for oil extraction. This is the same place that I visited in Ecuador just two months ago, so it really hits home for me.

The 10 million acres is part of the largest contiguous rainforest left on Earth — and one of the most biodiverse and culturally diverse places on the planet. If this happens, the majority of people will be left with a much lower quality of life — health problems, polluted water, poverty — with only a few getting rich off the suffering of others. Please join us in signing this letter and sharing this message widely. This is a very important battle that could set a precedent for keeping oil below ground and respecting indigenous rights across the world. It means literal life or death for them. Thank you everyone — the people of the Amazon appreciate your help enormously.

Please sign the letter here!

One Response to “Defend Indigenous People and the Amazon from Oil ‘Development’ of 10 Million Acres of Rainforest”

  1. Caelan MacIntyre

    This isn’t just about Ecuador, but about planet Earth, which has been carved up into little centralized prisons called states. The state has got to go. It is doubtful that perpetually sending letters/petitions to state so-called leaders will change much– maybe like doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result?
    So what to do? Well, for starters, please see my post here.
    We need to organize, and organize differently.

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