I urge you to protect Ecuador's amazing rainforests from oil drilling by reinstating the Yasuni Initiative to protect Yasuni National Park and to halt all plans for new oil drilling in the rainforests of the south-central Ecuadorian Amazon, through the XIth Oil Round. These lands are some of the last pristine old growth forest in Ecuador. It also includes the traditional and titled homelands of seven indigenous nationalities that have repeatedly voted to reject oil extraction on their lands.
This petition closed almost 2 years ago
President Correa and his government are already feeling the pressure to halt all plans for oil drilling. More than 1 million people, in Ecuador and beyond, have taken action and we must keep the momentum going.