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Yasuni park oil drilling in Amazon rainforest

Yasuni park oil drilling in Amazon rainforest

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This petition has been created by yolanda g. and may not represent the views of the Avaaz community.
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President of Ecuador Rafael Correa
The Ecuadorian government is about to start drilling in one of the most biodiverse areas of the world. Oil exploitation will bring to this park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, contamination, deforestation, destruction of the social fabric, and extinction of cultures. The solution is to urge the government to abandon the idea of drilling and adopt development strategies that are based on human capital investment rather than the extraction of natural resources.

El gobierno ecuatoriano está a punto de empezar la perforación petrolera en una de las áreas más biodiversas del planeta. Estas operaciones petroleras traerán al Yasuní, reserva de la Biosfera declarada por la Unesco, contaminación, deforestación, destrucción del tejido social y extinción de las culturas que allí habitan. La solución es instar al gobierno a que abandone la idea de la perforación petrolera y adopte estrategias de desarrollo basadas en la inversión en el capital humano antes que en la extracción de recursos naturales.

Posted: 16 August 2013 (Updated: 14 April 2015)