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GOOD NEWS! Bolivian Road Project Through Amazon Reserve Canceled


Environment  (tags: ecosystems, environment, world, protection, humans, nature, conservation, energy, habitat, wildlife, trees, GoodNews, government, green )

Cal
- 1093 days ago - news.mongabay.com
Bolivian President Evo Morales canceled plans to build a road through an indigenous peoples' reserve after violent protests



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Sue H. (7)
Sunday October 23, 2011, 8:45 pm
Great News! Thanks for letting us know.
 

Jytte Nhanenge (64)
Monday October 24, 2011, 2:30 am
Indeed, it is good news, and about time.

Thank you Cal, I will cross-post in our group Forests and Trees. If anyone is interested to join, feel welcome, this is the homepage:
http://www.care2.com/c2c/group/ForestsandTrees
 

Ana R (220)
Monday October 24, 2011, 2:38 am
noted with thanks:)
 

Ben Oscarsito (316)
Monday October 24, 2011, 3:06 am
Right on! -We could need a lot more of those good news...
http://www.care2.com/click-to-donate/rainforest/
 

Edo R. (71)
Monday October 24, 2011, 3:20 am
Thank you for sharing! This is a great victory for conservation!
 

Alexandra Rodda (177)
Monday October 24, 2011, 4:45 am
Good to see that Evo Morales saw the light and stopped this destructive project
 

Nancy C. (797)
Monday October 24, 2011, 6:38 am
Terrific news. Gives me a bit of hope for humankind.
 

Suzanne Hall (7)
Monday October 24, 2011, 8:14 am
Great news!
 

Brenda Towers (0)
Monday October 24, 2011, 8:20 am
Wonderful news!!! Noted.
 

Kristen H. (25)
Monday October 24, 2011, 9:14 am
That is great. I'm glad a government leader has listened to the will of the people rather than barging onward with his own agenda regardless of the lives that would have suffered. Kudos to Evo Morales and may other governments (like Obama's White House) follow suit.
 

Lindsay Kemp (1)
Monday October 24, 2011, 9:47 am
Great news - what a result!
 

Dee C. (209)
Monday October 24, 2011, 10:05 am
Very good news..Thanks for sharing it Cal..
Noted..
 

Kerri Clark (2)
Monday October 24, 2011, 10:16 am
YAY. Now animals won't become endangered or extinct.
 

Patrick Van De Velde (0)
Monday October 24, 2011, 10:21 am
Great news!!
 

Brian Hamilton (28)
Monday October 24, 2011, 12:08 pm
Wow people can make a difference
 

Rosemary Rannes (634)
Monday October 24, 2011, 12:26 pm
ONE HUGE STEP WITH MORE TO FOLLOW ! ! ! ! !
Thank you Cal for posting this amazing news... you made my week ... and then some : )
 

Rosemary Rannes (634)
Monday October 24, 2011, 12:41 pm
TY Ben ... redeem credits ... pencils for Haitian child ... & clicking for the rainforest on Care2.
 

. (0)
Monday October 24, 2011, 1:18 pm
great news and noted!!
 

Alice C. (1797)
Monday October 24, 2011, 1:19 pm
This is wonderful news ~ Thanks Cal : )
 

Christina Burke (0)
Monday October 24, 2011, 1:38 pm
This is very good news indeed!!!
 

Dave C. (216)
Monday October 24, 2011, 1:53 pm
good news!
 

Jose Ramon Fisher Rodriguez (13)
Monday October 24, 2011, 1:58 pm
Unlike many previous leaders of his country, Evo Morales is sometimes actually willing to listen.
 

Ann Breeden (65)
Monday October 24, 2011, 3:36 pm
It's nice when a political president stands up to stop a destructive path, especially with such pressure from Brazil Morales did the right thing. Now, if we can just get President Obama to stop the pipeline we'll have made some more progress.
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Monday October 24, 2011, 4:44 pm
Good news
 

Christine Stewart (132)
Monday October 24, 2011, 5:34 pm
I am glad the road will be cancelled to protect the people who live there, as well as protect the forest from erosion and poachers.
 

Donna Hamilton (144)
Monday October 24, 2011, 6:18 pm
Great news.
 

Esther Z. (96)
Monday October 24, 2011, 6:43 pm
Happily noted. Thanks for the post!
 

Past Member (0)
Monday October 24, 2011, 9:51 pm
Planet Earth. we are on your side!
 

Patricia E. G. (56)
Monday October 24, 2011, 10:27 pm
Bravo El Presidente !
Although the Protesters may have been the deciding factor,
indigenous born Evo Morales is the saving Grace preventing
the Corporate destruction of the Amazon's Rain Forest in that
region. I can only hope he will remain uncorruptable.

Thank you Cal
 

Ruth R. (219)
Monday October 24, 2011, 11:24 pm
Excellent news! aside from the police violence and let us hope that will not happen again -- as the article states that there are more peaceful actions to take: quote below:
"The struggle may not yet be over as protesters have 15 other demands for the Morales government."
 

Monica D. (580)
Monday October 24, 2011, 11:58 pm
I am very glad to hear this.
 

Pat Vee (13)
Tuesday October 25, 2011, 1:40 am
Good news thankyou.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday October 25, 2011, 2:26 am
We win! Again and again and again we win.

Alone we can do almost nothing. Together we are changing our world.
 

Jinny L. (71)
Tuesday October 25, 2011, 6:51 am
Excellent news! Thank you Cal!
 

Donna M. (1)
Tuesday October 25, 2011, 8:31 am
Well done Care Members - we can make a difference!!
 

Sue Matheson (72)
Tuesday October 25, 2011, 8:51 am
good.
 

Amy Lou J. (29)
Tuesday October 25, 2011, 2:42 pm
Three cheers!
 

Agnes Wojciechowska (152)
Tuesday October 25, 2011, 3:09 pm
thank you for the good news
 

Ruth McD (724)
Tuesday October 25, 2011, 4:03 pm
Wow. What fantastic news. Thanks Cal.
 

Joy Wong (75)
Tuesday October 25, 2011, 8:22 pm
Thanks for the great news.
 

Marc Beauchamp (0)
Tuesday October 25, 2011, 9:33 pm
O Thank GOD!!! PRAYERS AND ACTION WORKS!!
 

Lori K. (56)
Tuesday October 25, 2011, 11:12 pm
Yay!!! Sometimes good things DO happen. :-)
 

Rita White (55)
Wednesday October 26, 2011, 4:51 am
great news
 

John Gregoire (257)
Wednesday October 26, 2011, 7:02 am
Fantastic news and a dcent Brazilian decision maker!
 

Johanna Veen (11)
Wednesday October 26, 2011, 8:37 am
Together we can do it.Yes we can.
 

Muriel Servaege (48)
Thursday October 27, 2011, 11:30 am
Great great news! Cheers! Thank you for telling us!
 
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