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Stand with the Waorani

The Waorani indigenous people care for over 2 million acres of pristine Amazon rainforest in Ecuador -- but soon they could be forced by the government to hand a huge chunk of it to Big Oil!

These brave guardians have seen children poisoned by oil-soaked rivers, and watched the forest fall silent as wildlife is wiped out. Now they're leading their people out of the Amazon to fight for their future -- and they’re asking for help.

They’ve just taken the government to court, and they could win -- blocking the sale of their land and setting an amazing precedent across the entire Amazon.

But they’re working on a shoestring. Our global movement can supercharge their fight, turning it into an inspiring Amazon Spring for indigenous people everywhere -- hiring the best lawyers, providing media support, bringing tribespeople from the forest to the courthouse to give testimony, and powering an international advocacy campaign that can go toe-to-toe with the oil giants and corrupt government officials!

Avaaz was made for moments like this! And if enough us chip in, we can make it happen. Donate whatever you can to stand with the Waorani, and let’s help them defend the greatest forest on Earth.

Posted: 5 April  2019