31 May 2011

Keep out of Colombia's Seven Coloured Sea!

Oil Companies: Keep out of Colombia's Seven Coloured Sea!


Dear friends,

Please support local communities on an archipelago in Colombia's Seven Coloured Sea who who are trying to stop oil exploration and exploitation in a highly biodiverse UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

The Spanish oil company REPSOL and Colombia's state owned oil company Ecopetrol intend to jointly explore and exploit oil reserves inside one of the world's best-conserved and most extensive coral reef ecosystems, home to at least 57 species of coral, 400 species of fish and 150 species of birds and one of the last remaining nesting sites for sea turtles. Biodiversity and the livelihoods of indigenous communities on the islands will be at serious risk if oil drilling goes ahead.

Please go to

http://www.rainforest-rescue.org

and send a letter to the companies, the Colombian government and UNESCO to avoid this atrocity. Many thanks in advance.

Best regards,

Guadalupe Rodríguez
Rainforest Rescue

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