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Voices and Action for Yasuní

- a fight for climate, inter- and intragenerational justice

There are many initiatives and organisations that strongly support and promote the idea of keeping fossil fuels under the ground in Yasuní. Different networks have been created all over the world with this aim. Below, you will find a collection of arguments, films, and letters in support of saving Yasuní. For further information, have a look at the list of websites of organisations working on Yasuní ITT below.



Yasuní, el buen vivir (Documentary with English subtitles about the initiative, its history and context, 2012)


What would you do if there was oil drilling in your park?


 Source: http://www.sosyasuni.org/en/


A song for Yasuní


Secretos del Yasuní: Resistencia (in Spanish)



List of organisations and alliances working on Yasuni ITT

Websites from Ecuador

Facebook blog from the YASunidos movement which collected signatures to get a referendum on the expolitation of Yasuní ITT and understands itself as a response from civil society to the failure of the initiative: https://www.facebook.com/YASunidos?ref=br_tf)

Website of the research institute in Yasuní:
Yasuní research station

Official website of the government on Yasuní (only refers to the national park, not the initiative): http://yasunitransparente.ambiente.gob.ec/inicio

Official Website of the Kichwa Añangu Indigenous people (only in Spanish):

Within the network Ome Gompote Kiwigimoni Waorani – We defend our Waorani Territory, several Waorani communities from the Yasuní national parque stand up for their rights, political participation and self-determination:

Spanish website

Spanish website from an alliance of 12 NGOs, which support the Yasuní Initiative: http://www.extractivas.org/noticias/685

International websites

Multilingual website on the Yasuní ITT Initiative:

Website of the Yasuní ITT trust fund of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP):

Website of Oilwatch, a network that aims to stop the expansion of oil activities which are degrading tropical countries socially and environmentally, and that also worked a lot on the Yasuní Initiative: http://www.oilwatch.org/en/who-we-are

News on Yasuní and Ecuador at the website of Amazon Watch, an NGO aiming to protect the rainforest and advance the rights of indigenous peoples in the Amazon Basin by campaigning for human rights, corporate accountability and the preservation of the Amazon's ecological systems: http://amazonwatch.org/news/more-about?tags=Yasuni

Website of the Pachamama Alliance aiming to support and empower indigenous people of the Amazon rainforest to preserve their lands and culture: http://www.pachamama.org/. The organisation has been working in Ecuador with indigenous partners since 1997 via Fundación Pachamama, a 'sister' organisation closed down by the government in 2013. More information specifically on their work in Ecuador and on Yasuní here:  http://www.pachamama.org/defend-the-amazon

German websites:

German website from many different organisations supporting Yasuní:

Official website of the Ecuadorian Embassy in Germany on the Yasuní ITT Initiative:

Website of the Climate Alliance of German cities with Amazonian peaples on the Yasuní ITT Initiative:

Multilingual Homepage from the Climate Alliance:

Website on the topic of the Huaorani

Website of the Institut für Ökologie und Aktions-Ethnologie located in Cologne:

Website of Amazonica, a Foundation for the Protection of the Amazonian  primeval forest in Ecuador (German and English):

Website from the German Organisation on the topic of 'Buen Vivir'

Other useful websites

including a letter of support for the Yasuní Initiative: http://lalineadefuego.info/2013/09/23/7642/