More than 900,000 people around the world were in an online campaign until February 2, that asks the President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, that oil should not be exploited in the territory of the indigenous community of Sani Isla, in the Amazon.
The initiative promoted by Avaaz, the largest NGO in the world that has devoted itself to mobilize people through the Internet regarding issues such as child labour, corruption and women’s rights.
“As citizens concerned about the environment, we ask that you take immediate steps to prevent oil drilling in Sani Isla,” says the letter to President Correa.
The Ecuadorian president is in favour of expanding oil and mining companies, as a resource for the development of Ecuador. But explains that they will use technology to respect the environment.
The Kichwa community Sani Island is a territory encompassing more than 37,000 acres on the banks of the Napo River, Amazon region, which is considered one of the most biodiversity areas in the world.