In a view days the civil society alliance ofenvironmental, social, and indigenous organizations in Ecuador, Yasunidos, will hand the Ecuadorian government 600 000 signatures that are needed to call for a National Referendum in order to stop the oil exploitation in YASUNI NATIONAL PARK. If the Ecuadorian government accepts the signatures of the Ecuadorians, this will be the question of the first referendum worldwide to protect the rights of nature: “Are you in favor that the Ecuadorian government keeps the oil underground indefinitely under the Yasuní-I TT, also known as Block 43?”
JOIN THE YASUNIDOS MOVEMENT and support the Ecuadorians in their constitutional right for a national referendum that could save the Yasuní rainforest! Protecting the Amazon and preventing a possible ethnocide of the indigenous people in the area should not know any national borders. Let´s speak worldwide with one voice – for life, against the oil!
ACTIONS YOU CAN TAKE FROM YOUR COUNTRY:
1. Send us your photos, videos and messages of support saying that the ECUADORIAN´S RIGHT TO A REFERENDUM SHOULD BE RESPECTED. Help to let the Ecuadorian people decide! Use your creativity! Take a picture with your message, the city and country you are from and send it to us TILL 10th OF APRIL 2014, to:
Here are the photos we have received so far from many cities around the world: http://www.yasunidosinternacional.org
2. Sign the petition: https://secure.avaaz.org/es/petition/Save_Yasuni_the_Last_Wonder_of_the_Amazon and remit it to all your friends and family!
3. Visit your Ecuadorian consulate or embassy in your city. Organize a peaceful protest and deliver a personal letter stating why you think it is important to SAVE YASUNÍ. Please take pictures and/or a video of it and send it to us, as well as TILL 10th OF APRIL!