Ecuador is planning to auction off three million of the country’s 8.1 million hectares of pristine Amazonian rainforest to Chinese oil companies, Jonathan Kaiman of The Guardian reports. So it seems this report comes as oil pollution forced neighboring Peru to declare an environmental state of emergency. That’s in its northern Amazon rainforest.
Ecuador owed China more than $7 billion. That’s more than a tenth of its GDP; as of last summer.
What the hell happened to Earth’s Rights?!?!?! I find this totally phuckin’ appauling. Mobilize the earthites! somehow, we gotta stop this from happening. VERY disappointing Ecuador. -Mort.
According to the California-based NGO Amazon Watch, seven indigenous groups who inhabit the land claim that they have not consented to oil projects, which would devastate the area’s environment and threaten their traditional way of life.
Ecuador map Photograph: Graphic
“We demand that public and private oil companies across the world not participate in the bidding process that systematically violates the rights of seven indigenous nationalities by imposing oil projects in their ancestral territories,” a group of Ecuadorean organised indigenous associations wrote in an open letter.