New Internationalist


Issue 413

To save Yasuní, the oil must stay in the ground.


SPREAD information about Yasuní. Tell political representatives, educational establishments, NGOs, or other groups you are involved with about it. Send a copy of this magazine or Yasuní Green Gold to them (see below for details).

Urge them to back the proposal, to pledge money and to encourage the Government of Ecuador not to give in to the oil companies poised to exploit Yasuní oil.

SUPPORT the inhabitants of the Western Amazon and the local government of Orellana in their efforts to protect their environment and to develop alternative economic activities. Write to President Rafael Correa (Palacio de Carondelet, García Moreno1043 Quito, Ecuador. Fax: + 593 2 2580 714 Email: [email protected]) urging him to defend both the rainforest and the civil rights of its peoples. Alternatively, write to your local embassy.

DON’T be fooled by carbon traders’ attempts to hijack, over-complicate and profit from the issue.

DEMAND that your government introduces real and effective measures to reduce fossil fuel use and develop alternatives at a national level.



Yasuní Green Gold 
The international campaign that NI is supporting.

Amazonia por la Vida/SOS Yasuní   
Excellent website of Acción Ecológica, one of the main campaign groups involved in trying to save this part of the rainforest from oil exploitation.

Yasuní Rainforest Campaign, US  
US-based campaign group, with projects to support indigenous communities.

A Southern network that builds solidarity and fosters a common identity among peoples of the South facing resource exploitation.

Government of Ecuador 
Official government site for the Yasuni-ITT Proposal.

Amnesty International
Concerned about human rights abuses in the region, AI has taken up the case of imprisoned Mayor Gaudalupe Llori. See page 9.

Rainforest Foundation  
Campaigns to defend forests and their inhabitants, especially from resource extraction.


Help save Yasuní by convincing decision-makers of its importance.

Send a mag
Once you’ve finished with this magazine, reuse the envelope to send it to someone in a position to influence the decision. There’s a list of names and addresses on the NI Yasuní Campaign website:

Donate a book
The stunning photo book Yasuní Green Gold is being published by NI and Movimiento Idun in September. Have a book sent to a key decision-maker: see pages 38 and 39 for details.

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