You're invited to join Amazon Watch on a delegation to the Ecuadorian Amazon
February 1st - 10th, 2017
In solidarity with Amazonian indigenous communities on the front lines of climate change, Amazon Watch is coordinating an international delegation to the Ecuadorian Amazon from February 1st to 10th, 2017 (NOTE: International travel dates are January 31st and February 11th).
Join Leila Salazar-López, Amazon Watch Executive Director, on a journey of a lifetime to the Kichwa community of Sarayaku and Sápara territory to visit the "Living Forest" and support their calls to protect their sacred territories and the Sacred Headwaters of the Amazon by keeping oil in the ground.
We will travel to Quito on January 31st and embark on a journey to the Amazon on February 1st. We will spend 1 week in the Amazon, and return to Quito on the evening of February 9th to meet with NGO allies and have free time there on February 10th. Lodging and travel will be simple but safe, giving participants an opportunity to experience and learn from the daily life and solutions of our indigenous partners. We are particularly honored that our allies from Sarayaku have invited us to participate in the bi-annual Uyantza Sarayaku festival and excited be one of the first visitors to the recently completed Naku community project in the Sápara community of Llanchamacocha.
Estimated Cost: $3,500, not including international airfare.
RSVP no later than December 21st to secure your spot!
We want to underscore the fact that this is not a commercial trip, but rather a journey that allows close Amazon Watch supporters to travel with us and our indigenous partners into their communities to gain a first-hand experience of the majestic places and inspiring peoples that we are working in solidarity with. It is our hope that you will gain a better understanding of the importance of our work to defend the Amazon, indigenous rights and territories, and our global climate and become more invested following the journey.
For more information on delegation details, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 510-281-9020.
We hope you can join us!