Imagine your government came into your home and said oil companies were allowed to tear up your floors with dynamite and start exploring for oil – and they told everyone you said it was okay, even though you didn’t.
This is what’s happening to thousands of indigenous families in Ecuador’s Amazon rainforest right now.
Because of the role the Amazon plays in stabilizing global climate,
it’s not just their home that’s at risk – it’s your home, too.
The Amazon rainforest produces one-fifth of the world’s oxygen and counteracts greenhouse gases to keep our global climate stable.
The 10 million acres under threat in Ecuador are among the most biodiverse in the world, a source of important medicines and foods.
Over two-thirds of the world’s fresh water is found in the Amazon rainforest basin, an irreplaceable part of the global water cycle.
Indigenous peoples of the Amazon hold vital wisdom about co-existing with the Earth that the modern world has only begun to understand.
In November 2012, Ecuador’s government invited oil companies to bid on 10 million acres of pristine rainforest. Drilling would be over a year off, but already industry experts are flagging these lands as a risky investment because of indigenous resistance.
Now’s the time to build on past success and ensure a different outcome for the Amazon.
The Pachamama Alliance founded at request of Achuar people of Ecuador, partnership with other Amazonian indigenous nations follows
ARCO abandons oil operations in Sarayaku and Achuar territories amid indigenous protest
Rights of Nature recognized in Ecuadorean constitution–a global first
With Fundación Pachamama, Achuar secure legal title to their ancestral lands
Ecuador opens oil bidding without meeting consultation standards
of Human Rights establishes new standards for indigenous rights to prior consultation on industrial projects
Indigenous peoples and allies resist oil exploitation, establishing new precedent for sustainable, just, fulfilling alternatives
Rainforest and indigenous communities devastated to extract oil that meets global demand for just a few days
You have an opportunity to be one of the financial heroes of history, stopping this destruction of our planet before it starts and keeping indigenous communities and cultures intact.
Show today’s children and tomorrow’s
grandchildren what’s truly important.
Create a different future,
where life is protected for all.
Invest in a stable climate
–and the future of all life.
The Pachamama Alliance and our sister organization in Ecuador, Fundación Pachamama, have partnered with indigenous peoples in the Amazon basin for over 15 years. We’ll leverage your gift for maximum impact using a multi-point approach:
Trainings and organizing
Legal action on
and Rights of Nature
campaigns in Ecuador
Education to shift
the beliefs driving
Sends an Achuar person to a workshop on resisting oil
Covers travel expenses for an indigenous leader
Trains a young person to be a visionary leader
Sets up a community-owned sustainable fish farm
Funds research on the impact of oil exploitation
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