Ecuador’s indigenous Waorani launch petition to save the Amazon

May 23, 2018
By Kimberley Brown
Al Jazeera

Nemonpare, Ecuador - The Amazon rainforest is not an oil block and it is not for sale, says Ecuador’s Waorani community in a new petition. 

The indigenous community has been living in and fighting for their jungle territory for thousands of years, but they could soon see the entire region auctioned off to the highest bidders in the oil industry.