WWF France wants moratorium on oil drilling off Guianas
- sponsoring motion at World Conservation Congress
By Johann Earle
In Jeju, South Korea
WWF France has sponsored a motion at the World Conservation Congress 2012 in Jeju, South Korea calling for a moratorium on oil drilling off the coast of Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana citing the potential for disaster and for them to strengthen energy conservation policy and support for renewable energy resources.
The motion referred to the ecological fragility and the socioeconomic importance of the coastline of the Guianas and said that this coastline is the place with the highest concentration of migrating and wintering waders in northern South America, and that their beaches are a site of international importance for the laying of sea turtle eggs.