Nature is victim again!- Yasuni ITT

Being without internet connexion at home has not helped me much to catch up some ideas, activities and experiences that I have had lately.

But the sad news I received last Thursday August 15 has forced me to find an internet service to express what I think.

In 2007 President Rafael Correa for whom I voted in every election that he has participated since 2006 announced one of the most extraordinary proposal at The General Assembly of the United Nations, the country’s commitment to maintain indefinitely unexploited reserves of 846 million barrels of oil in the ITT (Ishpingo-Tambococha-Tiputini), equivalent to the 20% of the country’s reserves, located in Yasuní National Park inside Ecuadorian Amazon. Correa proposed the international community contributes financially with at least 3.6 billion U.S., a sum that represents half of the revenue lost to the Ecuadorian state. The money would go into a capital fund to be administered by the United Nations.

Here are some of the video that this campaign made around all the world to get the purpose.

To give an idea of its importance, the ITT Yasuní Park in one acre has more species of trees and shrubs that U.S. and Canada together. In addition there are found no less than 150 species of amphibians, 121 reptiles, 596 birds, 200 mammals, 500 fish and 4,000 plants. A paradise with many faces for researchers, for visitors, tourists, and after all: a unique and fragile biodiversity, whose existence can only be preserved through a solidary support and a jealous care of all mankind.

People in Ecuador saw this initiative as a hope of “LIFE” for the first time a government was setting over economic interests, respect for nature as the only source and hope of life on our planet that has been and continues being hurt for the only predator the “Human Being”.

 Of course I was going to keep voting for you Correa!!!!

After six years the President Correa has decided to end the initiative justifying five reasons:

1) The amount of available funds deposited in the Yasuní-ITT trust just came to USD 13.3 million (0.37%).

2) The initiative was not understood by the countries responsible for climate change.

3)was unfortunate because it coincided with “the biggest global economic crisis in the last 80 years.”

4) “The world is a great hypocrisy” to mention polluting countries are also the richest and strongest, and are not willing to pay for environmental goods as those generated by the Amazon, given that they are free access.

5) He finally said the decision to liquidate the trusts of the Yasuní-ITT are motivated to provide greater utility coverage for 50% of the Ecuadorian population that currently have not.

Correa has signed Executive Order 74 authorizing the extraction activity in an area not exceeding 1%.

Solving poverty!!!!, ok let’s solve poverty but I wonder if after that solve poverty humans will continue to have air to breathe. How is that they want to ensure good living conditions to humans when they are removing the source of life on Earth and humans ……… sorry to say  but this is bullshit!!!

Now the president must have the approval of the Assembly to begin the extraction and there is little hope because of the 137 Assemblymembers 100 are part of the president´s party.

Mr. President of all the decisions you have taken I have applauded many, I’ve criticized some, but this I disapprove and I’m ready to start a campaign collecting signatures to ask for a referendum to be all Ecuadorians, 57% of the whom voted for you in the last election including myself, who decide, I´m pretty sure that the Ecuadorian people going to prove to you that despite the indifference and hypocrisy in the world we “love life”.


About silvana1989

Una persona con amor por la vida y su esencia, siempre dispuesta a aprender. Disfruto de la buena lectura, música, agricultura y conocer gente y éste blog es para mostrar las experiencias que todo esto junto le da a mi vida
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20 Responses to Nature is victim again!- Yasuni ITT

  1. Gallivanta says:

    When I heard this news, I thought about you immediately. Now I have seen the youtube clips I can understand even more why you are angry. We are having debates here about oil exploration off shore; the issue is divisive. Personally, I think we need to learn to find other energy sources and leave the oil alone.

    • silvana1989 says:

      The black gold (oil) I am disappointed to see that with the desire to solve human needs we forget Mother Nature whose only sin is to provide human resources for their survival. I’ve been talking to many activists across the country and we are organizing a collection of signatures to overturn this decision.

  2. i knew you’d be writing about this, and i am so proud that you collected your thoughts and paired them with your feelings.

    Buen trabajo, amiga! I hope that others will join me in sharing this with other Ecuadorians and with the world!

    The flora and fauna thank you; the Yasuni thanks you; the people who live in the Yasuni thank you; the people of Ecuador should thank you, and the world should take note and become more proactive against the rape of our planet.

    most of all, I thank you and am so proud to call you my friend!

    • silvana1989 says:

      Thanks Lisa for share this post and this amazing video. I am dissapointed that many people are agree with this decision, they are thinking about the money but not the nature. I´m talking with activist from different provinces and We are planning to collect signatures “There is still hope”

  3. Reblogged this on Zeebra Designs & Destinations and commented:
    Here’s part of an email I sent Silvana this morning: ” i spent gazing at the birds, the river, the quiet setting.. i heard the sound of children’s voices – quite loud, and went to the other window to see a mother, father, two children and a burro heading ‘home’ wherever that was.. i suppose after a weekend in town.

    the burro was loaded with bags… the sight humbled me, made me think of the story of mary and joseph traveling thru the landscape…

    i drank horchata tea – strong brew with three bags.. i ate an orange that papalito swore to me was a grapefruit… i smiled knowing that i was right – yet knew that i’d not feel superior by telling him that he was wrong! he might be chuckling now and wondering if the gringa discovered the orange amongst the toronjas.

    and then i went downstairs, eyed the floor that i stopped painting at ten when i surrendered to sleep… booted up the computer.. read a few emails.. saw the notice for your post… and your email… decided to read your post first…. oh wow. i almost cried before i started reading, because i suspected what you were going to say…

    and of course i cried…


  4. Barneysday says:

    I continue to be saddened by the narrow minded mentality that we must destroy the earth (In the US, it is through Fracking) in order to create a few short term jobs and provide short term, cheap energy. We’d rather despoil our air, our water, our earth than invest in solar or wind (clean) energy. We are slowly destroying ourselves, and we deserve it.

    • silvana1989 says:

      the black gold(oil) will be the destruction of the planet, Mother Nature is screaming “Stop” but apparently hurricanes, melting of glaciers, the greenhouse effect is not enough, of course we deserve it. I thank you for leave your comment.

  5. Reblogged this on Living It Up in Ecuador and commented:
    Silvana, we too are proud of you for taking a stand and posting this information. We also thank you for posting in English. It’s been a bit difficult keeping up to date with our limited Spanish. The people of the world have to start being proactive to save our planet from destruction.

    • silvana1989 says:

      Thanks Mary and John thats funny a few minutes ago a friend called me and asked me: “would you please write the post in Spanish”, but I am happy to provide this information, it is my way to protest injustice. What bothers me is the hypocrisy with which our governments act, make a double speak to keep silent social groups.

  6. btg5885 says:

    Thanks for sharing this. Please keep on fighting this and making people aware. Take care, BTG

  7. silvana1989 says:

    Gracias BTG, I asked Lisa about you, good to know you are going good 🙂 I will keep fighting!!

  8. fotograffer says:

    Thanks for what you do. Difficult issues, everyone.

  9. Tania says:

    I agree with you and invite you to do something together: have a look here:and let me know what do you thing about it: .(in spanish). I would love to do something together for Yasuni!

  10. babso2you says:

    Humans are truly the lowest animal on this planet! Keep speaking out!

  11. Jueseppi B. says:

    Wish there was something I could do.

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