A simple message in photographs: leave the oil underground and protect the Yasuni rainforest and the rights of its inhabitants.
Yasuní Green Gold contains a simple message in photographs from the people of the region - leave the oil in the ground and protect the Yasuní rainforest forever.
In the heart of the Amazon basin lies the Yasuni UNESCO reserve, one of the most biologically diverse forests on the planet. It is home to the Waorani and some of the last indigenous peoples still living in isolation in the Amazon. But the land lies on top of Ecuador's largest undeveloped oil reserves.
The government of President Correa has proposed a solution: Ecuador will not allow the extraction of the oil in the Yasuní if the world community can create a compensation fund to leave the oil in the ground, and fund Ecuador’s sustainable development into the future.
These photographs document and celebrate the Yasuní’s unique beauty and diversity, the indigenous groups living there and its flora, fauna. The Yasuni Green Gold campaign calls for the region to be closed to oil exploration, for the rights of local people to be respected and the unique ecology of Yasuni to be protected.