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2013-08-29 23:25:12

Environmental Group No Drill Ecuador Seeks $1.8 Billion Goal for Ecuador's Yasuni Oil Fields Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 29, 2013 Environmental group No Drill Ecuador has launched the most ambitious crowd funding campaign in history to halt oil drilling on protected lands, with a goal of $1.8 billion. The campaign is at: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/no-drill-ecuador/x/4452868. All funds will be donated directly to the World Land Trust, http://www.worldlandtrust.org, a...

2012-10-08 11:21:50

HARRISON, N.J., Oct. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The biggest rivalry in Ecuadorian club soccer is coming to New York's Red Bull Arena next week to raise awareness and support for Ecuador's innovative and global project, the Yasuni-ITT Initiative, to protect one of the most bio-diverse regions on Earth. Ecuadorian clubs Club Sport Emelec and Barcelona Sporting Club will go head to head on Wednesday, October 10 at 7:00pm ET in a historic game organized by the Ecuadorian Consulate in...

2012-01-06 12:00:00

QUITO, Ecuador, Jan. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a December 20 end-of-year evaluation meeting, Ecuador's President Rafael Correa resolved his commitment to extend the country's Yasuni-ITT Initiative by setting a new fundraising challenge of securing US$291 million in contributions annually in 2012 and 2013. The decision came prior to an assessment required by the terms of the Trust Fund agreement signed with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as part of Ecuador's...

2011-11-18 14:25:00

QUITO, Ecuador, Nov. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --With less than two months remaining to reach its year-end fundraising goal, the Yasuni-ITT campaign is launching a global civic engagement campaign with major events on November 20th to raise awareness of Ecuador's Yasuni-ITT plan. The campaign will allow individuals in Ecuador and around the globe to contribute to the initiative to keep underground nearly 1 billion barrels of oil located in the most biodiverse section of rainforest in the world....

2011-09-27 16:00:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- US$ 52.9 million in public and private sector donations in support of Ecuador's unique Yasuni-ITT conservation project were announced Friday, September 23, at the United Nations in front of an audience that included international dignitaries, business leaders, environmentalists, and members of Ecuador's indigenous Huaorani tribe. The high-level meeting was co-hosted by United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Ecuadorian President Rafael...

2011-09-12 08:30:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With only four months remaining to raise $100 million, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) announced today that it is now accepting donations of all sizes to its trust fund to preserve in perpetuity a vital section of Ecuador's Yasuni National Park in the Amazon Rainforest, under which lie nearly 1 billion barrels of oil. The effort, part of Ecuador's Yasuni-ITT Initiative, seeks to channel global support to save this unique piece of...

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...

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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...

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2009-01-28 08:37:09

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) released photos today from the first large-scale census of jaguars in the Amazon region of Ecuador"”one of the most biologically rich regions on the planet. The ongoing census, which began in 2007, is working to establish baseline population numbers as oil exploration and subsequent development puts growing pressure on wildlife in Ecuador's Yasuni National Park and adjacent Waorani Ethnic Reserve. Together, these two protected areas make up some...

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2008-10-25 12:20:00

Trees in a hyper-diverse tropical rainforest interact with each other and their environment to create and maintain diversity, researchers report in the Oct. 24 issue of the journal Science. This study was conducted in the Yasuni forest dynamics plot of the Pontificia Universidad Cat³lica del Ecuador, the most diverse tropical forest site associated with the Center for Tropical Forest Science/Smithsonian Institution Global Earth Observatory network (CTFS/SIGEO). It is difficult to...