World Rainforest Movement

Shell’s activities in Ecuador

Shell is planning to start prospecting activities for oil exploitation at Pañacocha-Tiputini, located at the Cuyabeno Faunistic Reserve and the Yasuni National Park. The latter was declared World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO and hosts ancestral indigenous communities and a variety of wildlife. It is a unique place for the pink dolphins, some varieties of tropical parrots (guamacayos), several species of monkeys and other mammals. Accion Ecologica calls the attention on the menace that Shell activities means for this region and expresses its determination to fight against it.

Source: Gloria Chicaiza, Oil Campaign, Accion Ecologica.