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  • Title: Yasuni Green Gold. Save Yasuni! Keep the oil underground
    Descriptive info: .. Español.. The Yasuni petition is back up and running - roll up and.. sign up!.. YASUNÍ:.. one of the.. MOST BIO-DIVERSE.. places and LAST pieces of.. UNTOUCHED NATURE.. in the world.. Home to the.. LAST INDIGENOUS PEOPLE.. in Ecuador living in.. VOLUNTARY ISOLATION:.. the.. TAGAERI.. and.. TAROMENANE.. The.. National Government.. of Ecuador are currently deciding whether or not to exploit the oil reserves beneath the Yasuni.. Drilling will have devastating and irreversible.. ENVIRONMENTAL and SOCIAL IMPACTS.. destroying the home of the.. non-contact indigenous people.. most likely causing their death.. Exploitation of the Yasuní will cause.. mass deforestation.. and the further production and.. burning of fossil fuels.. - the two main causes of.. CLIMATE CHANGE.. JOIN US NOW.. to make sure that this cannot happen!.. 4 ways to say WE WANT TO KEEP THE OIL IN THE GROUND!.. 1.. Click here to SIGN THE PETITION.. Simple but effective - stand up against the exploitation of the ITT.. 2.. If you are an organisation,.. click here to SIGN UP TO OUR SUPPORT STATEMENT.. 3.. Click here to DONATE A BOOK TO A DECISION MAKER!.. Signed the petition.. sent the postcards.. you can say a lot more with a book!.. 4.. Click here to WRITE TO A POLITICIAN.. You can put vital pressure on your government to act.. The Yasuní National Park.. is famous for its extraordinary and.. unique biodiversity.. and has been recognised by UNESCO for its ecological and cultural importance.. It is home to various groups of.. indigenous people.. such as the Waorani, Kichwa and Shuar, some of which live in voluntary isolation from the outside world.. However it is currently..  ...   it leaves Yasuní vulnerable to future oil exploitation.. However it also has.. the potential to be revolutionary.. to become a.. principal.. that could help other.. developing countries across the world save their national treasures.. without sacrificing economic development.. It also asserts the.. first real solution to climate change.. Yasuní Green Gold campaign.. calls for.. international.. support.. for the government of Ecuador to improve the proposal by committing to.. unconditionally conserving the Yasuní.. , allowing the local and indigenous people of the Yasuní to.. participate in the decision-making.. which affects their lives and making sure no parallel agreements are made which conflict with the preservation of the Yasuni.. Preserving the Yasuní addresses the two main causes of climate change, deforestation and the burning of fossil fuels.. HUMAN RIGHTS.. Exploiting the Yasuní violates national and international human rights laws.. The right of indigenous people to live and choose how they live.. The right to be safe, to protest and to be consulted on proposals affecting them and their ancestral lands.. POVERTY.. Exploitation has been justified in Ecuador as a way to lift the country out of poverty.. So far Ecuador's national debt has only risen since exploitation began and the poorest have only become poorer, losing the little that they had.. ENVIRONMENT.. Drilling the oil below the Yasuní will be fatal for the immense bio-diversity of the region as has been well documented in surrounding regions where oil exploitation is already in progress.. It will cause the extinction of both known and unknown species, through water and soil contamination and loss of habitat.. 2008 YASUNÍ Green Gold.. All Rights Reserved.. Web Design by Unidad22..

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  • Title: Yasuni Green Gold
    Descriptive info: The Yasuní.. People of the Yasuní.. Oil.. Local Resistance.. History of the Yasuní.. The Yasuní is one of the.. most bio-diverse places in the world.. and home to one of the greatest genetic varieties of plants and animals on Earth.. It spans nearly a million hectares of almost untouched primary rainforest and is situated in the Ecuadorian Amazon, predominantly in the province of Francisco de Orellana.. It is thought to be a zone that did not freeze during the last ice-age, which began 2 million years ago and lasted up to 10,000 years ago.. As a result, it became an island of vegetation where flora and fauna took refuge, survived and eventually.. re-populated the Amazon.. The Yasuní National Park is famous for its extraordinary and unique biodiversity.. For example,.. the forest accommodates the largest number of species of trees per hectare in the world.. Only one hectare of the Yasuní is home to the same number of native tree species as the whole of North America.. The Park contains 44 per cent of the Amazon Basin's birds, making it one of the.. world's richest avian sites.. The statistics are similarly plentiful for the variety of bats, amphibians, reptiles, bees and other creatures.. In 1989.. UNESCO declared the park a Bio-reserve and Cultural Heritage site.. due to its exceptional diversity and the presence of the Taromenane and Tagaeri people.. The Ecuadorian national government declared 700,000 hectares of the park an.. 'Untouchable Zone'.. The designation implies that the zone is to be protected from any mining, oil activity, logging, colonization or anything that might tamper with the biodiversity and ethno-cultural nature of the area.. Inside and around the Yasuní National Park live various indigenous groups including the Waorani, Kichwa and Shuar.. The Waorani, who have been living in harmony with the Yasuní for centuries, have now begun to lose their home due to oil exploitation, deforestation and colonisation.. Some indigenous people have managed to preserve aspects of their culture and live in the most traditional way possible resisting and fighting against further infringements on their rights.. Others such as the Tagaeri and Taromenane, the descendents of ancient warriors, have fled further into the forest to escape 'civilisation' and maintain no contact with the outside world.. The Waorani have lived in the Yasuní for centuries.. Today, it is thought there are around 2,300 Waorani, living mainly on their ancestral lands located between the Curaray and Napo rivers.. The Waorani are semi-nomadic hunters and foragers and therefore need a large territory in order to maintain their traditional way of life.. Their lands used to extend over about 2,000,000 hectares, but nowadays they have only 612,560 hectares, and even then these boundaries are not respected.. The Tagaeri clan separated from other Waorani in 1968 when, led by Taga, they rejected colonization and fled deeper into the forest to live in isolation.. Together with the Taromenane they make up the two last known indigenous groups living in voluntary isolation in Ecuador.. It is not known which nationality the Taromenane are, but it is believed that they are related in some way to the Waorani people.. The exact origins of the Shuar culture are lost in time.. The Shuar who today live in the Yasuní are not originally from the area and moved there in the late 1980s from the south of Ecuador.. The Shuar people are famous, or infamous, for tzantza, their former practice of shrinking the heads of their enemies.. Today's Amazonian Kichwa are descendants of the former inhabitants of the region: the Quifkos, Záparas, Omaguas, Shuar, Achuar and Siona.. Within the Kichwa, there are still various sub-groups.. The Amazonian Kichwa called themselves Naporunas meaning people of the Napo river in the Kichwa language.. According to Kichwa belief, the father (the Napo River) fertilizes the mother (earth) in order to ensure abundance.. 'Oil.. spills are common.. as.. prevention techniques are considered as too expensive.. for the oil companies and spills are seen as.. a good way to make money by pipe companies.. Oil seeps into the ground resulting in.. toxic crops, polluted water, diseased animals, infecting indigenous people and spreading disease.. The oil settles in.. pools lasting years.. after the spill; the destruction is endless.. '.. Until 1958 the Waorani in particular had fought hard against the incursion of oil companies into their territories and this largely stopped oil advancement in the Ecuadorian Amazon.. The first peaceful contact made with indigenous groups in 1958 had devastating consequences, the region was lain bare for oil colonisation.. Two main indigenous groups - the Tagaeri and Taromenane - rejected such colonisation strongly and fled deeper into the forest.. Oil exploitation meant the need to transport the oil from the Amazon, on one side of the country, to the refinery on the other side of the country, a 420km pipeline was built right across the Andes.. This meant prising open the land and hacking down the forest from one side of Ecuador to  ...   anthropologists, and also by funding environmental observation.. These days resistance by indigenous communities and other people in the region are generally ignored, even within Ecuador, never mind in the wider world.. However, in spite of threats and other repressive measures often carried out at the behest of the oil companies, people continue to fight bravely, with heroism and dignity.. Local populations have organized and mobilized to denounce the lack of environmental policies; the broken promises; the flouting of legal obligations; and to publicize the threats and abuse as well as the depletion of the region�s natural resources.. Strikes are usually a last resort for the local people in order to try and get their voices heard and their demands presented.. Such actions can take the form of blocking roads to stop the movement of workers and supplies to the oil wells, so halting production.. Rarely a month goes by without a community going on strike and these protests can bring together other communities.. But sadly the events are often met with repression by the army, which at times seems to be working hand-in-glove with oil interests.. The local authorities are acutely conscious of the need for sustainable development, making use of the biodiversity and the traditional knowledge of the native people.. They have set-up local assemblies, which generate alternative solutions oil.. However the national government has not fully delivered on its side of the agreement.. In 1541 the explorer Francisco de Orellana ventured into the heart of the Yasuní in search of the mysterious 'El Dorado', a kingdom of gold, minerals and precious stones.. The rivers of the Amazon have always brought explorers, colonizers and missionaries in pursuit of dreams, myths and legends about what lies deep in the forest.. Each group has left a deep footprint, changing the fate of the Yasuní forever.. Among the first of these adventurers enticed by the secrets of the Amazon was the Spaniard Francisco de Orellana, who in 1541 left Quito with Francisco Pizarro and eventually reached the mouth of the Amazon River.. He was driven by stories of a kingdom of gold, minerals and precious stones hidden deep in the forest - 'el dorado'.. Orellana's expedition has become one of the most famous pieces of Amazonian history and the region was name after him.. Like its golden predecessor,.. oro negro.. black gold has enticed legions of oil workers, settlers and adventurers, along with their fellow-travellers of disease and greed corrupting and destroying indigenous ways of life.. Next to come in search of treasures in Orellana were those looking for black gold.. Like its golden predecessor it attracted legions of oil workers, settlers and adventurers and with them came disease and the destruction of indigenous ways of life.. Companies operating in the areas came with promises of progress and the reduction of poverty, but people have been left with extreme adverse economic impacts, disease and the destruction of their homes and livelihoods.. The loss of people's farm animals and crops due to water contamination and wild animals for hunting, has meant the standard of living has not only decreased but also left people completely reliant on oil.. Oil seeps its polluting way into the ground, tainting the water, poisoning or killing any living thing around it.. Unregulated exploitation by multinational oil companies; widespread illegal logging; indiscriminate and unsustainable hunting as well as infectious diseases have all contributed to the devastation of the surrounding forest, its people, plants and animals.. People's traditional ways of life have been put in peril, while plants and animals are forced from what was a safe haven to the brink of extinction.. On top of this, the indigenous local population has faced serious repression, threats and even death when they have tried to challenge the consequences of the obsession with oil.. And now, beneath the Waorani Reserve and Yasuní National Park, 412 to 920 million barrels of heavy crude oil new oil deposits have been found.. Read more about the effects of the oil industry on the Yasuní.. The true wealth of the Yasuní does not lie below the ground or in gold or minerals, but instead with its extraordinary and unique bio-diversity and the indigenous people that choose to live, un-contacted, within its canopy.. It is because of the endless record-breaking statistics that pour out of the Yasuní, such as that there are more species of ants on one tree in the Yasuní than in the whole of England, that it is necessary to refocus the attention from the oil under the Yasuní to the importance of its biological and cultural richness in order to allow for sustainable alternatives for the region.. It is because the lives of the people of the Yasuní cannot and should not have a price put on their head, that it is important for everyone to understand this is not just about oil versus trees but about the basic human right to life.. There are no upcoming events..

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  • Title: Yasuni Green Gold
    Descriptive info: Yasuní Green Gold is an international campaign that was created with the support of the government and Orellana and local indigenous people, in the Yasuní region.. It aims to raise awareness of the region and create a network of support for the conservation of the park and protection of the local people of the Yasuní.. The original National Government proposal.. In May 2007 the national government of Ecuador put forward an innovative idea: they would refrain from exploiting the ITT oil block in the Yasuní in exchange for receiving $350 million annually from the international community for the next ten years.. The figure is what they estimate to be half the amount of money they would have received from oil revenue.. The proposal originally stated that the money should be received by July the following year.. Strengths.. The proposal was a bold one, with an inspiring set of principals behind it.. It was the first time a national government had sought international support to keep its oil underground.. The idea that rich nations would help a developing country withstand immense pressure from the oil industry and enable it to stand firm in the fight against climate change had the potential to be revolutionary.. If successful, it could become a model for other developing nations across the world to save their own environmental and cultural treasures without having to sacrifice their economic development.. Weaknesses.. There were fundamental problems with the way the Ecuadorian Government framed the proposal.. It did not clearly guarantee the preservation of the Yasuní.. Instead, it set a time limit for financial pledges - after which, presumably, the Yasuní would be thrown to the mercy of big oil.. It also left open the possibility that, even if funds were successfully raised from the international community, they could at any minute be re-paid by the Ecuadorian Government and the Yasuní exploited.. Exactly where the money raised would go and how it would be managed was never clearly expressed.. Local Yasuní bodies were not invited to participate in the proposal or in any future planning, casting doubt on how much money would be channelled into the development of much-needed local alternative economic activities.. (below the campaign outlines how it believes the proposal can be positively developed).. What has happened to the national proposal to save the Yasuní since May 2007?.. Since the proposal was presented in May there have been some positive advancements.. Ecuador is in the process of creating a new constitution.. At the moment it has some very advanced environmental and human rights articles which if approved would go to support the preservation of the Yasuní and respect the rights of the indigenous people.. The government has also extended the deadline on two occasions giving more time to rally international support.. On the other hand the weak points in the proposal have still not been addressed or improved upon.. Its vagueness and its poor presentation to the world suggests a lack of dedication that has not inspired much confidence.. The government have failed to put all the necessary resources and efforts into the proposal in order to make it successful.. They began promoting the proposal way too late and opened a bank account after the first deadline had already passed.. News on what is happening is unclear and unconfirmed and the official government ITT website is rarely up-dated.. Divisions in the government over the ITT proposal have also emerged and recently the main advocates of the proposal have begun to resign.. However it seems that these tensions have been brewing for some time.. Original proposals, developed by social movements in Ecuador to keep the oil underground, aimed to assert the concept that no-one can pay for the right to pollute the planet.. However, on falling into the hands of neo-classical economists, the proposal has been translated to fit with current free-market ideas of carbon trading and 'debt-for-nature-swaps' - ideas that have already proven ineffective in reducing carbon emissions.. Such divisions in the Ecuadorian government explain contradictions in policy which have created mistrust, most notably illustrated by the licence recently given to drill in Block 31, also inside the Yasuní.. Also the promotion of the Manta-Manaos corridor which would convert the river Napo into a motorway of trading  ...   by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights who ordered special protective measures on the behalf of the Taromenane and Tagaeri.. Certainly money should be given to Ecuador to support the development of alternative economic activities and to help the country preserve its forests and escape from its oil dependence.. This is not charity; it is something that is beneficial for the whole world in preventing climate change.. Certainly, the Yasuní should be protected because of its unique biological, ecological and cultural importance.. But these are separate issues.. It is wrong to use the preservation of the Yasuní and the lives of people as bargaining chips.. This can only lead to schemes which attempt to put a price on things which are priceless.. What is the Yasuní Green Gold position on the national proposal?.. We want to encourage and support the national government to develop and improve its original proposal.. We would like an unlimited extension to the period of time the Ecuadorian Government has given to reach an agreement on the preservation the Yasuní.. The deadline has currently been extended for the second time till July 2009.. But this approach of giving an extra three months here, or five months there, has not generated confidence in the government's seriousness about finding such a solution.. Once the looming deadline has been lifted it will then be necessary for the national government to consult with affected parties, most importantly the local and indigenous people of the region.. We suggest that in order to create a clear, coherent and fully representative proposal for securing the future of the Yasuní that governments, NGO's, local people and other concerned parties to work together.. We would like to see this process kicked off with an international conference involving all of these parties, with the purpose producing the best solution possible.. The government of Ecuador must commit to and take responsibility for unconditionally conserving the Yasuní and protecting the rights of the indigenous people of the region.. Such a policy must be coherent, consistent and fully implemented.. At the same time the international community, including governments, NGO's and international organisations, must commit to working with the Ecuadorian government and the local people to create the best possible proposal to preserve the Yasuní.. Once a decision has been made, they must wholeheartedly support it and fight to make sure it is carried out properly.. How are we going about doing this?.. By working to create a united co-ordinated front with this network so we can be the most effective in supporting the national Government in creating a positive, effective and representative proposal.. What must not happen?.. Any decision to keep the oil underground must be final and non-reversible.. The Government should not be able to pay back any money it's been given by the international community and drill up the oil.. The Yasuní must not be included in any sort of carbon trading scheme, in which the people of the region would lose the rights to their own forest.. Carbon trading is a false solution to climate change.. The purpose of saving the Yasuní is to find a real one.. Nor must there be any debt cancellation schemes that trade the Yasuní off on the international market.. There must be no backhanded deals or the kind of buck-passing so common in international climate change negotiations.. Once a decision has been made it will be the responsibility of the national and local governments to make sure promises are met.. All decisions made must be consistent with the conservation of the Yasuní.. There can be no parallel projects which have a negative impact on the Yasuní, it's bio-diversity or indigenous cultures.. What has been achieved already?.. The deadline for the proposal has already been extended twice suggesting a wish to give the alternative to exploitation a chance.. The publication of a photographic book on the region putting across the local experience of life in the Yasuní region.. The July issue of the New Internationalist magazine is all about the Yasuní and the Yasuní Green Gold Campaign with updates are continuing every month.. A network of people throughout Europe is developing of people working together to try and help save the Yasuní, join us too!.. There are no upcoming events..

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  • Title: Yasuni Green Gold
    Descriptive info: Sign the Petition.. Write to your MP.. Organisation Sign-up.. Donate.. Donate a book.. Become an Ambassador.. Become a Cyber-Ambassador.. Translate.. Volunteer.. Click here to take action.. If you live in the UK, your MP can put vital pressure on the UK government to act.. You can ask them to sign an Early Day Motion (a parliamentary petition) supporting our campaign and to write to both Douglas Alexander MP, Secretary of State for International Development and Ed Miliband MP, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change.. Please email them soon.. There are just weeks left now before the Ecuadorian government's proposal to save the park expires.. If you are an organisation, sign up to our support statement.. Want to help, but are so crazy-busy with life that you have no time? Do not despair! Give us just two minutes and donate to help the campaign grow bigger and stronger.. Without your support we can do nothing.. With it we can help local communities take on the government and corporations that threaten their very existence.. Regular donations are the best way to support Yasuní Green Gold as they allow us to plan our work, confident in the knowledge of your regular support.. Donating as and when you can is also a great way to help.. The situation in the Yasuní is an urgent one; big decisions on its future will be taken this December.. Therefore the better the resources we have, the quicker we can work, the more people we can get involved and the more impact we can make.. As a Yasuní Green Gold supporter you will receive regular updates on the campaign.. Thank you for standing with us and WELCOME!.. We want world leaders and big organizations from around the world to hear about the Yasuní and get involved preserving it.. But why send a letter when you can send the whole campaign, along with hundreds of beautiful pictures so that these leaders can really see why they should be getting involved.. We would like to be able to send a copy of the campaign book to every leader and big organization across the world helping them see why the Yasuní is Green Gold.. What happens is you buy the book and then we send it to them on your behalf  ...   become a Yasuní Ambassador!.. The more people aware of what is going on in the Yasuní the more difficult it will be for people to ignore the basic human rights of indigenous and local people, and.. the destruction of the Yasuní rainforest.. Use the potential of the internet to spread the word.. Use your blog, your email, your facebook/myspace and make sure everyone knows what is happening in the Yasuní and get them into action too!.. Telling one other person about the Yasuní would be excellent, telling thousands would be even better!.. You can download some sample letters, mail and forms to post around the web.. You can also add our RSS news feed to your webpage or blog, or add a banner! Just download them in our.. download section.. It would be great if you kept us up-to-date with what you are up to, so we can coordinate together and let other people see what happened.. I want to became a Yasuní Cyber-Ambassador!.. The more languages the campaign is available in the more widely we can spread the message.. If you could help by translating material, and would like to know more, please fill in your details below.. Please bear in mind that translators must be native speakers of the language they are translating into.. I want to became a Yasuní Translator!.. Volunteer for Yasuní!.. Yasuní Green Gold campaign would be completely impossible without the work of our volunteers - yes the likes of you! �From this website, designing t-shirts and branding the campaign, to organising events and selling the book.. Everybody has something�to offer, sometimes unique and incredible! Maybe you could paint us a picture, do an animation, help improve our website, help us with your network of useful contacts or even just the filing� give us even just one hour of your time or just an idea of how we can be better!.. So many things in this campaign have been contributed by volunteers so please don't be shy,.. volunteer today.. !.. Fields marked * are required.. * Name.. * E-mail.. Tel.. Address.. City, State.. Post/Zip Code.. * Country.. * How would you like to be involved?.. There is an event in my local area where I think Yasuní Green Gold should be represented (please give details below).. Events..

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  • Title: Yasuni Green Gold
    Descriptive info: Download the press release in Word format:.. Yasuní Green Gold press release, September 2008.. Yasuní Green Gold press release, October 2008.. To download this flyer, right-click and select 'Save Image As.. YASUNí Banner.. YASUNí GREEN AND GOLD BANNER.. To download this banner for your site, right-click and select 'Save Image As.. YASUNí LOGO.. YASUNí LOGO (PDF).. Download the logo in PDF format:.. Yasuní Green Gold Logo PDF download.. For more information email us:.. info@YasuniGreenGold.. org.. EVENTS..

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  • Title: Yasuni Green Gold
    Descriptive info: Yasuní Green Gold.. , the Campaign book, contains a simple message in photographs from the people of the region: leave the oil in the ground and protect the Yasuní rainforest forever.. The book celebrates the unique beauty and diversity of the indigenous groups and the flora and fauna which are home to the Yasuní.. Buying the book also supports the campaign in two ways - most importantly it spreads awareness of the Yasuní and the problems it faces.. 16.. 99.. plus postage & packaging.. total prices:.. UK.. 19.. Europe.. 21.. Elsewhere.. 26.. Click here for Spanish edition.. If you want to double this effect why not take direct action and.. "donate a book"?!.. We can send a book on your behalf to a Yasuní decision maker.. Read the book?.. Why not show your support and.. add your own endorsement!.. Others have!.. Yasuni Green Gold Campaign T-shirt designed by Lolipop, made from 70% bamboo and 30% organic cotton.. Available in Ladies sizes small, medium and large.. 15.. 00.. 7.. 50.. total price (Worldwide): 10.. Please select your size.. Small.. 10.. 50.. Medium.. Large.. Photos of  ...   "This book which we present to you with the wonders and complexities of our territory, and is born from the support of many representatives from around the world, is like the point of the end of a palm leaf, which began its journey without return, sure of achieving its objective.. We believe in the value of this dream which we all share in order to maintain the Yasuní Green Gold.. ".. -Anita Carolina Rivers Párraga, Mayor of Orellana, Ecuador.. "This book Yasuní Green Gold leads us to the Yasuní Park, using the attractive and concrete language of art and photography.. Yasuní's amazing natural endowment and people, their conflicts and expectations are beautifully presented.. The short albeit concise text explains the conflicts, contradictions and hopes of the Park and its peoples, and their global significance.. - Professor Carlos Larrea, Universidad Andina Simon Bolívar, Quito, Ecuador.. The above are a small sample of endorsements received for our Yasuni Green Gold book.. Click here to see more endorsements.. And if you have read the book, why not show your support and.. add your own endorsement?.. Thank you!..

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  • Title: Yasuni Green Gold
    Descriptive info: What is Yasuní Green Gold?.. Who supports Yasuní Green Gold?.. How did we get here?.. How could companies and other publishers get involved?.. Do you give talks about your work at events?.. I want to know more!.. Yasuní Green Gold is an international network of people and organisations that believe that Yasuní is Green Gold and must be preserved.. The campaign was born with the support of the local government and people of Orellana, the region where the Yasuní lies.. We think that Yasuní is unique, we believe that human life has no price and that a solution for the Yasuní could become a model for other developing countries across the world, a way for countries to be able to preserve their cultural and environmental treasures without having to sacrifice economic development.. And importantly it could lead to way in the fight against climate change.. The aims of Yasuní Green Gold are.. To act as a loudspeaker for the local people raising the volume of their voices and concerns to an international level.. To refocus the attention from the oil under the Yasuní to the importance of its biological and cultural richness in order to allow for alternatives for the region.. To create an international network of people and organisations that support local efforts in the protection of the Yasuní.. To act in co-operation with other movements and people in order to be the most effective.. To support the development and implementation of local solutions for the sustainable development of the Yasuní region.. The Yasuní support network of people and organisations is growing day by day.. You can find the Yasuní campaign groups on social networking sites such as.. facebook.. or.. tuenti.. You can also check out our endorsement page where people have written all about why they believe the Yasuní is Green Gold, the Yasuní petition (where you can sign your name!) and acknowledgement page for all you lovely people who have already been busy at work fighting for the Yasuní.. Yasuní Green Gold is coordinated by the not-for-profit organization Movimiento Idun who also provides legal status for the campaign on an international level.. We are Movimiento Idun based in London and Seville.. We are a not-for-profit organisation which supports and coordinates volunteers from around the world in using their abilities to help specific humanitarian and environmental projects.. If you'd like to know more you can visit the homepage at.. www.. movimientoidun.. The local government of Orellana opened up their doors and loaded us with knowledge and information, resources and experiences so we could launch the campaign from a solid base within the local community.. They offered their photographs, are distributing the book in Ecuador and continue to offer all the help and support they can.. The New Internationalist dropped everything to help publish the campaign book in under half the normal time in order to  ...   these local projects.. It was while they were living in Coca that they jointly decided, with some local leaders and people, to use photographs taken for the promotional purposes of the local government as a means of introducing more people to the area and involving them in the issues.. They wanted to show how much more there was to the region than just oil - to focus instead on its unique biological importance and the incredible people that live there.. To then develop an international movement of people (yes, that means you!) and organisations who also believe that Yasuní is Green Gold and who want to support the local people of the Yasuní in making sure it remains untouched.. Yasuní Green Gold believes that as people learn of its beauty and its troubles they will be inspired, just as they were, to help save it.. If we act together and create a united front we can achieve our goals and save the Yasuní and its people now and for the future.. The Yasuní and its people's lives have no price, the oil must not be exploited.. Since then more and more people have been inspired by the possibility given by this proposal to not only protect the Yasuní and its people but also to create a precedent that could help save other places across the world and to create a real solution to climate change.. We have an incredible bank of photographs and other voluntary contributions that we would really like to use to help the campaign to save the Yasuní.. We could make T-shirts, calendars, tea-towels or anything else you propose! If you are a company or organizations interested in developing some of these possibilities please get in touch.. Also we'd love to hear from any foreign publishers who are interested in publishing the Yasuní Green Gold book.. Professionals and companies interested in discussing opportunities to work with us and support Yasuní Green Gold in the UK and abroad should contact ginesharo@movimientoidun.. Yes we do and we love doing it! Ginés and Georgina are out as often as they are able speaking at conferences, events, book fairs, schools.. If you would like to find out more, see our blog or email info@yasunigreengold.. org for details of availability.. Well if you've got a question which isn't answered anywhere on the site, send us an email and we'll do our best to respond as quickly as possible (though please remember how tiny our organisation is be patient!).. Email us at info@yasunigreengold.. org.. Thanks for visiting the site, for joining our network and for signing up to our mail list.. Thank you for lobbying politicians and influencing decision-makers, for standing with us against the exploitation of the Yasuní and human rights violations and for supporting new initiatives to fight against Climate Change.. None of this can be done without you!..

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  • Title: Yasuni Green Gold
    Descriptive info: We would love to hear your ideas, questions or thoughts! Use the form below or write to us at:.. info[at]YasuniGreenGold.. Name.. Email.. Questions/Comments..

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  • Title: Yasuni Green Gold
    Descriptive info: English.. La peticion para el Yasuni esta funcionando de nuevo -.. ven a firmarlo!.. uno de los lugares con.. mayor biodiversidad.. del mundo y una de las ÚLTIMAS zonas de.. naturaleza vírgen.. en el mundo.. Hogar de las.. ÚLTIMAS TRIBUS EN AISLAMIENTO.. de Ecuador: los Tagaeri y los Taromenane.. El.. Gobierno Nacional.. de Ecuador esta ahora decidiendo si extraerán o no el petróleo bajo el territorio del Yasuní.. Estas perforaciones pueden provocar un devastador e irreversible.. IMPACTO SOCIAL.. y MEDIOAMBIENTAL,.. destruyendo el hogar de los.. indígenas en aislamiento.. y provocándoles, casi con certeza, la muerte.. La explotación del Yasuní provocará una.. deforestación masiva.. y un aumento de la producción y del.. uso de hidrocarburos:.. dos de las principales causas del.. CAMBIO CLIMÁTICO.. Únete.. a nosotros para que esto no ocurra!.. 2 Maneras de decir que DESEA CONSERVAR EL PETRÓLEO EN EL SUELO!.. Pulse aquí para FIRMA LA PETICIÓN:.. Simple, pero eficaz - de pie contra la explotación del ITT.. Si usted es una organización,.. Pulse aquí para ACCESO A NUESTRA DECLARACIÓN DE APOYO.. Parque Nacional Yasuní.. es conocido por su extraordinaria y única.. biodiversidad.. , y ha recibido el reconocimiento de la.. UNESCO.. su importancia ecológica y cultural; es el hogar de muchos.. grupos indígenas.. , como los Waorani y los Kichwa, algunos de los cuales continúan viviendo en aislamiento voluntario.. Sin embargo, el Parque está.. actualmente.. amenazado.. por una.. propuesta de explotar.. el petróleo de las reservas del ITT que se encuentran debajo del mismo.. Incluso los cálculos más positivos predicen que en la reservas tan.. sólo hay petróleo aprovechable para 11 días.. La extracción del petróleo provocará un.. impacto medioambiental.. enorme, como la.. extinción de especies conocidas  ...   sus tesoros nacionales.. sin sacrificar su desarrollo económico.. También supone.. la primera solución real del cambio climático.. La campaña.. Yasuní Oro Verde.. solicita que, y llama a que se apoye internacionalmente al Gobierno Ecuatoriano con el fin de mejorar la propuesta, con el compromiso de.. conservar incondicionalmente el Yasuní.. , permitiendo a la.. población local e indígena del Yasuní.. la.. participación en la toma de decisiones.. que afecta a sus vidas y asegurando que no existan acuerdos paralelos que pongan en peligro la conservación del Yasuní y sus habitantes.. La conservación del Yasuní ataca las dos causas principales del cambio climático: la deforestación y la quema de combustibles fósiles.. DERECHOS HUMANOS.. La explotación del Yasuní viola las leyes nacionales e internacionales de los derechos humanos.. El derecho de los indígenas a vivir y a elegir cómo vivir, el derecho a la seguridad, a manifestarse y a ser consultados en propuestas que les afecten a ellos o a sus tierras ancestrales.. POBREZA.. En Ecuador se ha justificado la explotación alegando que es una manera de sacar al país de la pobreza.. La deuda nacional de Ecuador experimentó un primer aumento cuando empezó la explotación petrelifera, los más pobres se han empobrecido aún más, perdieron lo poco que tenían.. MEDIOAMBIENTE.. Explotar el petróleo bajo el terreno del Yasuní en busca de petróleo será fatal para la inmensa biodiversidad presente en la región, tal y como ha ocurrido en los territorios de alrededor, donde ya se lleva a cabo la extracción de petróleo.. Si ocurre, desaparecerán una multitud de especies conocidas y desconocidas a través de la contaminación del agua y de la tierra, así como por la pérdida de su hábitat..

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  • Title: Yasuni Green Gold
    Descriptive info: Français.. Flemish.. YASUNi Green Gold online petition:.. Save Yasuni: Online petition statement - sign up now!.. Please read the declaration and show your support by filling in the form at the bottom of the page.. The Yasuni national park in the Ecuadorean Amazon is one of the most biodiverse places on the planet and home to various indigenous groups including some of the world's last groups still living in voluntary isolation.. Yasuni has been recognised by UNESCO for its unique cultural and biological importance.. However, the forest and the lives of those protected within its canopy are threatened by a plan to drill the half a billion barrels of oil in the ITT reserves lying beneath the heart of the park.. Drilling would have devastating and irreversible environmental and social impacts and provide the world with just five days' worth of petroleum.. The President of Ecuador announced last year he was prepared to conserve Yasuni with financial support from the international community.. His proposal could be a revolutionary new model for tackling climate change and saving the world's ecological treasures, but it needs support and improvement and time is running out.. I call on:..   Ecuador's government to commit to unconditionally and permanently conserving the Yasuni, and guaranteeing the rights of its local and indigenous people, through a coherent plan which involves their full participation in the decisions which affect their lives..   World leaders to commit to working with the Ecuadorian government and local people to help create the best possible plan to save the Yasuni and to support the plan financially in a way that ensures that the Yasuni is  ...   French Polynesia.. Gabon.. Gambia.. Georgia.. Germany.. Ghana.. Gibraltar.. Greece.. Greenland.. Grenada.. Guadeloupe.. Guam.. Guatemala.. Guinea.. Guinea-Bissau.. Guyana.. Haiti.. Holy See (Vatican City State).. Honduras.. Hong Kong.. Hungary.. Iceland.. India.. Indonesia.. Iran, Islamic Republic Of.. Iraq.. Ireland.. Israel.. Italy.. Jamaica.. Japan.. Jordan.. Kazakhstan.. Kenya.. Kiribati.. Korea, Democratic People's Republic Of.. Korea, Republic Of.. Kuwait.. Kyrgyzstan.. Lao People's Democratic Republic.. Latvia.. Lebanon.. Lesotho.. Liberia.. Libyan Arab Jamahiriya.. Liechtenstein.. Lithuania.. Luxembourg.. Macao.. Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic Of.. Madagascar.. Malawi.. Malaysia.. Maldives.. Mali.. Malta.. Marshall Islands.. Martinique.. Mauritania.. Mauritius.. Mayotte.. Mexico.. Micronesia, Federated States Of.. Moldova, Republic Of.. Monaco.. Mongolia.. Montserrat.. Morocco.. Mozambique.. Myanmar.. Namibia.. Nauru.. Nepal.. Netherlands.. Netherlands Antilles.. New Caledonia.. New Zealand.. Nicaragua.. Niger.. Nigeria.. Niue.. Norfolk Island.. Northern Mariana Islands.. Norway.. Oman.. Pakistan.. Palau.. Panama.. Papua New Guinea.. Paraguay.. Peru.. Philippines.. Pitcairn.. Poland.. Portugal.. Puerto Rico.. Qatar.. Reunion.. Romania.. Russian Federation.. Rwanda.. Saint Helena.. Saint Kitts And Nevis.. Saint Lucia.. Saint Pierre And Miquelon.. Saint Vincent And The Grenadines.. Samoa.. San Marino.. Sao Tome And Principe.. Saudi Arabia.. Senegal.. Serbia And Montenegro.. Seychelles.. Sierra Leone.. Singapore.. Slovakia.. Slovenia.. Solomon Islands.. Somalia.. South Africa.. Spain.. Sri Lanka.. Sudan.. Suriname.. Svalbard And Jan Mayen.. Swaziland.. Sweden.. Switzerland.. Syrian Arab Republic.. Taiwan.. Tajikistan.. Tanzania, United Republic Of.. Thailand.. Togo.. Tokelau.. Tonga.. Trinidad And Tobago.. Tunisia.. Turkey.. Turkmenistan.. Turks And Caicos Islands.. Tuvalu.. Uganda.. Ukraine.. United Arab Emirates.. United Kingdom.. United States.. Uruguay.. Uzbekistan.. Vanuatu.. Venezuela.. Viet Nam.. Virgin Islands, British.. Virgin Islands, U.. s.. Wallis And Futuna.. Western Sahara.. Yemen.. Zambia.. Zimbabwe.. Comments:.. Code:.. (Code is case-sensitive).. >" />.. Thank you for your support!.. Click here.. to view the current petition signatures.. 2008 YASUNi Green Gold..

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  • Title: Yasuni Green Gold
    Descriptive info: Spanish.. |.. Save Yasuní: Help Ecuador preserve its rainforest and protect its indigenous people.. The Yasuní national park in Ecuador is a pristine area of Amazon rainforest.. It is a place of unparalleled beauty, biodiversity, ecological and cultural importance, and is home to many groups of indigenous people, some of whom have chosen to live in isolation from the rest of the world.. It, and the lives of the people who live there, are currently threatened with destruction in order to extract half a billion barrels of oil.. This must not happen.. For the sake of Yasuní's people, and the global climate that we all rely on, the oil must stay in the ground.. The President of Ecuador has appealed to the international community to help save Yasuní but his proposal - that rich countries pay Ecuador $350m per annum over ten years not to exploit the oil - has failed to take off.. This is due to both the lack of clarity from the Ecuadorian government and the lack of support from rich countries.. Although the proposal is visionary in recognizing that northern countries have an obligation to help southern countries mitigate climate change, it  ...   in the global South preserve their environmental and cultural treasures and make the transition to a low carbon economy, in partnership with local communities.. This means:.. An unconditional, non-reversible commitment from the Ecuadorian government to preserve Yasun and protect the human rights of its people.. An unlimited extension of the time given to reach agreement on how to do this.. An international process led by the Ecuadorian Government, with full participation from local and indigenous groups in the region, to create a clear, coherent and fully representative proposal for securing a long-term sustainable future for Yasuní.. This process should seek to work in partnership with supportive NGOs and governments.. An assurance that any financial support from governments will come through an open, democratic and accountable process, not through debt cancellation and that any mechanisms implemented to fund such a proposal address and avoid previous failures to reduce CO2 emissions and respect local and indigenous rights particularly in the case of carbon trading and World Bank funding.. An assurance that any other projects which may have a negative impact on the area will not be allowed to go ahead.. Organisations who have already signed up:.. Name of Organisation..

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