|Sent on:||Sunday, February 3, 2013 8:17 AM|
Pachamama is a Kichwa word. The Pachamama Alliance was created as an alliance with those people. They are the main reason why this organization exists.
Once again, they have asked for our help to stop the government turning their forest home into an oil field. A massive scandal in the global media challenging President Correa to act on his environmental principles could persuade him to pull back and stop the Amazon oil rush.
There's an indigenous community in Ecuador that lives in a part of the Amazon where there are jaguars and more animal life than the whole of North America! It's an incredibly pristine, remote area and the whole ecosystem has been preserved. But the government is threatening to go in and look for oil.
The local tribe is resisting, but usually oil companies go in, buy off the people and break up the community. The tribe is thrilled that people across the world might back them up and make such a stink that we could save their land.
The president of Ecuador claims to stand for indigenous rights and the environment, but he's just quietly come up with a new plan to bring oil speculators in to look at 4 million hectares of jungle. If we can say 'wait a minute, you're supposed to be the green president who says no one can buy Ecuador', we could expose him for turning his back on his commitments just as he is fighting for re-election.
He does not want a PR nightmare right now. If we can help this one community defend their ancestral land and challenge the president to keep to his word, we could make him reconsider the whole plan.
Sign the petition now and tell everyone -- let's help save this beautiful forest:
Please sign, forward, post on Facebook.
Thank You! Pachamama San Diego
And if you want more information on the Kichwa people and the purpose of the Pachamama Alliance, please attend our free Awakening the Dreamer Symposium on Friday, April 19th at Seaside Center in Encinitas. More information will be coming soon through this MeetUp group.