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Grassroots and Civil Society Organizations: Protecting People and the Planet

2 Settembre 2023

We thank God for the grassroots and the civil society organizations who are working to protect the people and the planet. In a historic referendum on August 20th, 59% of Ecuadorian voters demonstrated their support for keeping over 726 million barrels of oil underground in the Yasuni National Park. The Choco Andino, a Natural Reserve close to Quito, also received 68% support forbidding mining exploitation in the territory. These binding sentences permanently ban oil drilling and mining extraction.