Yasuni Rainforest

Yasuni at Risk: Why the World’s Most Biodiverse Rainforest Could Be Drilled

Yasuni at Risk: Why the World’s Most Biodiverse Rainforest Could Be Drilled

In this thoughtful and passionate blogpost at National Geographic online, Dr. Pimm’s colleague, Dr. Matt Finer “warns against drilling the most biodiverse rainforest on Earth”: Ecuador’s spectacular Yasuni National Park.

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Ecuador clears Petrobras for Block 31 oilfield

Ecuador clears Petrobras for Block 31 oilfield

QUITO, Oct 23 (Reuters) – Ecuador has authorized an environmental permit for Brazil’s Petrobras to develop the Block 31 oilfield in the Amazon region, which should start production in 2009, President Rafael Correa said on Tuesday. Read more here

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Ecuador – Having it Both Ways – To Be Green or to Be Rich

Ecuador – Having it Both Ways – To Be Green or to Be Rich

THE Yasuní National Park in Ecuador’s Amazonian rainforest is one of the most biodiverse spots on earth. In 1989 it was designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Under it lie the Ishpingo Tambococha Tiputini oilfields with estimated reserves of almost 1 billion barrels, representing almost a quarter of the country’s total known reserves. Their exploitation could […]