World Rainforest Movement

Letter to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

Letter to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rightsurging it to call on the government of Ecuador to fully comply with the precautionary measures established for the protection of the life and personal integrity of members of Indigenous Peoples Living in Isolation in Ecuador, particularly the Tagaeri and Taromenane indigenous groups, who form part of the Waoroni people, as well as the territories they inhabit. The signatories of the letter express their extreme concern over the decision of the government of Ecuador to expand oil drilling activities within Yasuní National Park, in the pristine area of Blocks 31 and ITT, and consequently call for a halt to the activities being carried out in this area. Signatories: Survival International, World Rainforest Movement (WRM), Consejo Indigenista Misionario (CIMI), independent consultant for isolated indigenous peoples Antenor Vaz, and journalist David Hill.

Read letter in Spanish: http://wrm.org.uy/all-campaigns/carta-a-la-comision-interamericana-de-ddhh-por-la-explotacion-petrolera-en-el-yasuni-y-los-indigenas-en-aislamiento/

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