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RAINFOREST FOUNDATION INC's Fundraiser:

Rights vs. Oil in Peru

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THE STORY:

BACKGROUND: For the past 40 years the Peruvian government has been supporting drilling by international oil companies on Quechua lands in the Pastaza Region of Peru. The Pastaza Region is not only filled with rich biological diversity, but also great cultural diversity.

PROBLEM: The extraction of millions of barrels of oil has devastated the environment while providing only minimal benefits for the local indigenous communities. The oil companies are accruing huge profits while the indigenous groups are left with all of the negative impacts of the companies' actions, including tragic effects on their health.

WHAT WE NEED SUPPORT FOR: The Rainforest Foundation US seeks to create an independent indigenous environmental monitoring program with Quechua monitors. The monitors would report contamination and environmental violations to the relevant authorities, and demand remedial action and compensation. This program would help control the environmental damage done by international oil companies.

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