Letter to President Correa and Ecuadorian Embassies

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December 23, 2013

President Correa Ambassadors of Ecuador

(To be addressed by Country)

Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature requests the re-opening of Fundación Pachamama

As a Global Alliance of individuals and organizations who stand for the rights of all peoples and nature, we are writing you to denounce President Correa’s decision to arbitrarily and illegally dissolve the offices of the Quito-based non-governmental organization, Fundación Pachamama.

The President has falsely accused Fundación Pachamama of fomenting dissent and violence in its stand against oil development in and around indigenous territories in the south and central region of the Ecuadorian Amazon. This dissolution seeks to repress Fundación Pachamama’s legitimate right to disagree with the government’s policies.

According to international law United Nations ILO Convention 169, “the right of Indigenous peoples to determine their own process of development” is guaranteed. Ecuador has ratified ILO Convention 169 and acknowledges rights of indigenous nations to protect and maintain their territories in its national constitution.

For 16 years, Fundación Pachamama has served as a legitimate and nonviolent advocate for indigenous communities in Ecuador. Fundación Pachamama has given a vital voice to Ecuadorian citizens who want only to protect the rainforest and their ancestral territories, and to be consulted before any potentially damaging actions take place around their communities, as is their legal right.

We stand in support of Fundación Pachamama and freedom of speech in Ecuador. We request that the Ministry of Environment immediately revoke its order dissolving the foundation and allow Fundación Pachamama to resume its work.

Yours sincerely,

Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature – Global
Council of Canadians – Canada
Indigenous Environmental Network — International Indigenous Peoples
Mills and More – Ireland
Gaia U Latina – Mexico
Save Our Planet Network – South Africa
Phoenix Urnas e Caixões Ecológicos – Portugal
Sustainable Aotearoa – New Zealand
Foundation Earth – USA
Crystal Sound Medicine – UK, Italy, and South Africa
Australian Wild Laws Alliance – Australia
Wild Law UK – United Kingdom
CROW, Community Rights Organization of Willits – USA
Nelson Denman Music – Global
The VIVA! Project – New Zealand
Babita Babita Mundra UK
Pachamama Biodynamic Agricultural Association of Southern Africa — Southern Africa
Shamanic Healer & Clinical Herbalist Kathleen Leeson – Canada
Art of Volunteering – USA
Earth Law Center – USA
Amazon Watch – USA
Talking Hearts – USA\FutureShapers, LLC – International
Nataraja Music — Australia
MSE Systems Incorporated – USA
Magnum Steel Equipment – USA
Protect Ecuador – Spain
Gaia U Latina – Mexico
Save Our Planet Network – South Africa
Phoenix Urnas e Caixões Ecológicos – Portugal
Sustainable Aotearoa – New Zealand
Guardians of Gaia – Canada
Ways To Be Well – United Kingdom
StarTunz Productions – USA
Coral Sea Insights  – Australia
Universal Movement of Consciousness – Brazil
Stowarzyszenie na Rzecz Praworządności i Ochrony środowiska – Polska
Global Ban on Hydraulic Fracturing – United Kingdom
EcoBirth-Women for Earth and Birth – USA
G.M. Clement & Associates, Inc. – USA
Centre for Applied Conservation Research – Canada
Pachamama Romania – Romania
Maxfield Nature Conservation Trust – UK
Ame Nature – France / Drome
One World Awake – USA
ESN – Estonia
Earth Link – Australia
Thomas Trengove – USA
Private Citizen Paul Harris – Australia
Center for Earth Jurisprudence – USA
Active Remedy Ltd — U.K
ImagenArts – Australia
Karina Townsend – Great Britain
Kelpie Mob – NSW Australia
A human being with a need to breath – Earth
A-1 Builders – USA
Quidity – United Kingdom
Scottish Council of Grandmothers Circle – Scotland
The Earth Foundation – Scotland
Wise and Ready to Rise – USA
Women’s Earth and Climate Caucus – Global
The Pachamama Alliance – USA
TESI – Finland
Ann Kneeland – USA
Lindros Whole Earth Consultants – South Africa
Iniciativa Waldorf Pacífico – México
Western Washington University – USA
Julia Barker – Australia
Rainfrog Amphibian Sanctuary Societs – Canada
Purple Primrose Health and Healing – United Kingdom
Menslodge Spirithorse Community – Wales
Antonio Tonin – South Africa
Caritas Pakistan Karachi – Pakistan
Russell Zisa-Davies – Great Britain
Liz Hosken UK based, working with communities and organisations – South America, Africa, Asia and Europe
I AM University – Australia
Conquering Lions — Caribbean, Pacific
Living Democracy – USA
Stoney Bird — USA
Rosemary Grundy – Australia
Zag-Zaw – Australia
Debz Jones
EARTH PEOPLES (Pueblos de la Tierra / Povos da Terra) – international
Waimanalo Ahupua’a Coalition – USA
World Citizen Nikki Nafziger – USA
Uganda Peace Foundation – Uganda