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2014-08-15 23:02:49

Ecuadorian image bank Ecuastock.com seeks crowdfunding to promote its efforts to save South American animal species. Amazonia, ECUADOR (PRWEB) August 15, 2014 Ecuador is home to thousands of animal species living in the jungle, mountains, coastal regions, and the Galápagos Islands, but many of these animal species are in danger of extinction. Ecuastock.com is a company hoping to raise awareness of the plight of these animals by selling professional photographs and using the proceeds...

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...

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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