World Rainforest Movement

Stop Destroying Yasuni Rainforest

The Huaorani, the last known group of Indigenous peoples still living in voluntary isolation in Ecuador in the Amazonian area of Ecuador known as Yasuni National Park and Biosphere Reserve are threatened by encroaching oil development, settlers and illegal loggers.

Now, some Huaorani of Yasuni, are developing new ways to enable their kin to remain living in voluntary isolation, protect the rainforest that is their home and source of life. They have launched a petition to Ecuador’s President demanding a legal title to their ancestral territory, and reforms to the laws of Ecuador to protect their land and their right to live as Huaorani.

You can sign the petition at http://www.change.org/petitions/presidente-de-la-republica-de-
ecuador-stop-destroying-yasuni-rainforest-something-must-remain-for-the-huaorani