TheVoiceOfJoyce In a historic vote for democracy, 60% of the Ecuador public to leave oil in the ground in the Yamuna National Park.

The emergency election, called by the President, was defeat for the President and Petroecuador who must dismantle their operations. The #PeopleSpoke and won. Mining will also be stopped in this region.

Ecuador is battling Big oil, Corruption and the narcotics trade. The cartels of Mexico & the Balkan’s, are claiming territory. The people are trapped in the middle of their battles and attempting to elect an anti corruption, pro environment government.

In a historic decision, Ecuadorians voted on Sunday against the oil drilling of a protected area in the Amazon that is home to two uncontacted tribes and serves as a biodiversity hotspot.

With more than 90% of the ballots counted by early Monday, about six in 10 Ecuadorians rejected the oil exploration in the Block 44 area, situated within Yasuní national park, one of the world’s most biodiverse regions. The area is inhabited by the Tagaeri and Taromenane, who live in self-isolation.

Ecuador prepares for ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ vote to stop oil drilling

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In 1989, Yasuní was designated a world biosphere reserve by Unesco. It covers more than 1m hectares (2.5m acres) and is home to 610 species of birds, 139 species of amphibians and 121 species of reptiles. At least three species there are endemic.

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