Limited access oil roads in Ecuador’s Yasuní Biosphere Reserve negatively impact the poorly known high canopy frog community

Ecuador’s Yasuní Biosphere Reserve is the most biodiverse rainforest on earth, containing more species of frogs and toads than the total number in the US and Canada combined. Despite Yasuní’s Continue Reading →

‘After All the People We Killed, We Felt Dizzy’

From NEWSWEEK by Bethany Horne Original story link: http://www.newsweek.com/after-all-people-we-killed-we-felt-dizzy-225424 A massacre, a twice-kidnapped girl and Big Oil star in a messy drama rattling Ecuador.   AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa As two military-style helicopters touch Continue Reading →

Science warns against drilling the most biodiverse rainforest on Earth – News Watch

Science warns against drilling the most biodiverse rainforest on Earth – News Watch. Posted by Stuart Pimm The Ecuadorian government is currently racing ahead with plans to drill for oil Continue Reading →

Texas State researchers ask Ecuador to save Yasuní

More than 100 scientists from around the world, including Texas State researchers, have submitted a statement to the Ecuadoran government urging that the biodiverse Yasuní National Park not be opened Continue Reading →

Ecuador’s Yasuni-ITT Initiative Failed, What’s Next?

Ecuador’s Yasuni-ITT Initiative Failed, What’s Next? (via Environment News Service) By Kelly Swing TIPUTINI BIODIVERSITY STATION, Ecuador, August 23, 2013 (ENS) – We’re all extremely disappointed by the decision of Continue Reading →