Bolivia: Morales has to live up to his message and protect the people’s forest

President Morales must be encouraged to live up to his grand rhetoric,
and end his government’s hurried measures to decimate massive
indigenous rainforest protected areas and their biodiversity and
climate values, in a manner eerily reminiscent of the capitalistic
system against which he rallies… Rainforest protection and oil do
not mix.

TAKE ACTION! Bolivia’s Madidi National Park [search] and
Pilón Lajas Biosphere Reserve are communal lands containing some of
the most biodiverse areas on earth. With the assent of President Evo
Morales, the oil giant Petrobas and collaborators have begun an oil
exploration assault that threatens not only these remarkable
ecosystems, but also the culture and livelihood of the resident
indigenous peoples. Mr. Morales must be encouraged to live up to his
grand rhetoric, and end his government’s hurried plans to decimate
indigenous protected areas, local sustainable livelihoods and their
rainforest lands’ biodiversity and climate values. TAKE ACTION!
http://www.rainforestportal.org/issues/2008/12/alert_bolivias_amazon_riches_t.asp

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