Yasuni Green Gold

Sylff(The Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund Fellows Association University of Deusto

Ginés Haro Pastor, Yasuni Green Gold Campaign Director, for Bilbao, February 2010.

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AMAZON
* natural resources and genetic reserve * 20 to 25% world water reserves * Ecuador: 2,5% Amazon region

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YASUNÍ NATI0NAL PARK

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YASUNÍ NATIONAL PARK
one of the MOST BIODIVERSE places and LAST pieces of UNTOUCHED NATURE in the world... 1989 UNESCO declared the park a Bio-reserve and Cultural Heritage site Considered one of the “life pleistoncene Refuges”

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Accommodates the largest number of species of trees per hectare in the world Only one hectare of the Yasuní is home to the same number of native tree species as the whole of North America. In a tree, you can find more ants species than in England.

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Yasuní: 40% mammal spceies of Amazon Basin

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More than 100,000 species of insects per hectary (most of them unknown or new ones; the greates diversity of insects in the world

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The Park contains 44% Of the Amazon Basin's birds, making it one of the world's richest avian sites

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INDIGENOUS PEOPLE
HOME TO THE • SHUAR • KICHWA WAORANI

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WAORANI

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OIL

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LOCAL IMPACTS

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…SOME WHICH STILL VOLUNTARILY MAINTAIN NO CONTACT WITH THE REST OF THE WORLD

SUCH AS THE TAGAERI

THE TAROMENANE ..AND POSSIBLY OTHERS.

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IMPACTS
• ENVIRONMENTAL: EXTINCTION, LOGGING, CONTAMINATION OIL SPILLS SEEN AS GOOD WAY TO MAKE MONEY

• CULTURAL: EXTERMINATION OF ANCESTRAL TRIBES • POLITICAL: REPRESSION, VIOLENCE AND CONFLICT • ECONOMIC:
IMPACTS LOSS OF LIVELIHOODS DUE TO ENVIRONMENTAL

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CLIMATE CHANGE
THE NEED TO PROTECT THE YASUNI FROM EXPLOITATION IS OF VITAL IMPORTANCE TO CLIMATE CHANGE IN PREVENTING

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FURTHER OIL PRODUCTION EXTENSIVE DEFORESTATION POVERTY HUMAN RIGHTS

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Ecuador ITT proposal

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RESERVA FAUNÍSTICA CUYABENO PARQUE NACIONAL YASUNÍ

ZONA INTANGIBLE

TERRITORIO HUORANI

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RESERVA FAUNÍSTICA CUYABENO PARQUE NACIONAL YASUNÍ

REPSOL

PETROBRAS

ITT

PETRORIENTAL

ZONA INTANGIBLE

TERRITORIO HUORANI

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ITT NATIONAL PROPOSAL
STRENGTHS
• FIRST TIME A GOVERNMENT HAD SOUGHT INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT TO KEEP ITS OIL IN THE GROUND REVOLUTIONARY CONCEPT OF RICH COUNTRIES HELPING A DEVELOPING COUNTRY TO KEEP ITS ENVIRONMENTAL TREASURES IN TACT WITHOUT HAVING TO SACRAFICE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

WEAKNESS’
• NO GUARANTEE TO PRESERVE YASUNÍ • NO EXPLANATION OF WHERE THE MONEY WOULD GO • LOCAL PEOPLE NOT INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN THEIR FUTURE

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YASUNÍ GREEN GOLD
• WHO WE ARE…
– AN INTERNATIONAL CAMPAIGN – BORN WITH THE SUPPORT OF LOCAL PEOPLE AND LEADERS – WITH THE AIMS TO RAISE AWARENESS OF THE YASUNÍ RE-FOCUSING THE VALUE FROM OIL TO ITS CULTURAL AND BIOLOGICAL TREASURES.

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WHAT DO WE WANT FROM THE ITT PROPOSAL?
• AN UNLIMITED EXTENSTION TO THE DEADLINE AND COMMITMENT TO THE UNCONDITIONAL CONERVATION OF THE YASUNÍ RESPECT FOR THE HUMAN RIGHTS OF THE LOCAL AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF THE REGION AN INTERNATIONAL PROCESS LEAD BY THE ECUADORIAN GOVERNMENT BUT INCLUDING OTHER GOVERNMENTS, NGOS AND MOST IMPORTANTLY THE LOCAL AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLE IN ORDER TO CREATE THE BEST PROPOSAL POSSIBLE.

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Media Impacts 5 countries

Barcelona TV. España

“Daily Telegraph”. Reino Unido

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Luxemburgo TV y Radio

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YASUNI NATIONAL PARK People .....

5 days oil comsuption

Sometimes choosen is easy
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Thanks a lot!
• • Ginés Haro Pastor Email: gines@egoglobal.org

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