Stop China and Ecuador from Drilling the Amazon!
Indigenous leaders from the Ecuadorian Amazon have received threats for their efforts to stop oil drilling on their territory. However, Chinese state oil company Andes Petroleum is proceeding with operations to drill for oil on indigenous lands. The government of Ecuador must halt these plans and respect the rights of indigenous peoples and the environment.
Environmental activists are killed in increasing numbers globally. Please support these brave leaders today and call for Ecuador and China to stop their dangerous plans!
To Ecuador's Minister of Hydrocarbons and the Director of China's Andes Petroleum:
We urge you to listen to the Sápara and the Kichwa of Sarayaku and cancel current operations to drill in their territories. China must not finance drilling in Yasuni-ITT, one of the most biodiverse places on the planet and the home of Ecuador's last indigenous communities living in voluntary isolation. Ecuador must honor its constitution and respect the rights of the environment and indigenous peoples.