World Rainforest Movement

Ecuador: Demand for a popular consultation on Yasuní

In response to the government’s decision to abandon the initiative to leave the oil in the Ishpingo-Tambococha-Tiputini (ITT) block beneath Yasuní National Park untapped, and to begin drilling operations, a youth organization called YASunidos has launched a campaign to call for this decision be submitted to a popular consultation, as established by the constitution of Ecuador.

The campaign has met with strong support and given rise to a major mobilization aimed at collecting 600,000 signatures from Ecuadorian citizens in order to demand the popular consultation.

Leave the oil in the soil!