Latest Yasuni National Park Stories

2013-08-16 23:00:52

A reporter from MCSquared Public Relations covered a nationally televised speech by President Rafael Correa of Ecuador in which he announced the end of the Yasuní-ITT initiative, a unique conservation plan that would have left 920 million barrels of oil underground in an unspoiled Amazon rainforest reserve, after the international community failed to back the initiative. Quito, Ecuador (PRWEB) August 16, 2013 In a nationally televised speech, President Rafael Correa of Ecuador...

2009-09-11 13:46:05

Hunters are emptying Ecuador's Yasuni National Park of wildlife via a single road built by oil companies, scientists say. Communities existing inside and around the park are changing their customs to a lifestyle of commercial hunting, said Esteban Suarez, lead author of a Wildlife Conservation Society study. The road is being used to carry large numbers of peccaries, tapirs, monkeys and other species to markets in more populated areas, Suarez said in the journal Animal Conservation. The...

2009-09-11 09:08:38

WCS study reveals that road construction for oil extraction in park becomes a wildlife pipeline What harm can a simple road do in a pristine place such as Ecuador's Yasuni National Park, home to peccaries, tapirs, monkeys and myriad other wildlife species? A great deal, it turns out. Specifically, it can turn subsistence communities into commercial hunting camps that empty rainforests of their wildlife, researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society and the IDEAS-Universidad San Francisco...

2008-07-03 12:00:32

By Ilene Cox, Redlands resident; owner of Redlands Travel Service on West State Street In the past few weeks many Redlands Daily Facts readers have come up to me in markets and stores telling me how much they enjoyed my articles on driving across the U.S. with my daughter Erin. I'm complimented they enjoyed the articles and decided to share my articles on Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands when I traveled with my older daughter, Heather, in August 2005. When the girls were growing up...

2005-07-12 17:20:57

QUITO, Ecuador (Reuters) - Indians and environmental protesters marched through Ecuador's capital on Tuesday to demand that Brazilian state oil firm Petrobras suspend operations in an oil block located in one of the Andean nation's most important Amazon national parks. More than 150 members of the Huaorani tribe joined representatives from other indigenous and ecological groups in Quito to press Petrobras to stop activity they said was damaging the Yasuni National Park's fragile ecosystem....

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