Ecuador spied on Amazon oil plan opponents, leaked papers suggest
Oil company breaks agreement, builds big roads in Yasuni rainforest
Limited access oil roads in Ecuador’s Yasuní Biosphere Reserve negatively impact the poorly known high canopy frog community
Exclusive: Stunning aerial photos reveal Ecuador building roads deeper into richest rainforest on Earth Yasuní National Park
Ecuador approves Yasuni park oil drilling in Amazon rainforest (BBC)

Deforestation ramping up in Yasuni as Ecuador sets to open up national park to drilling

This story was originally published at www.mongabay.com by Shaira Panela on July 29, 2014. Original story link: Deforestation ramping up in Yasuni as Ecuador sets to open up national park to drilling. Satellite Continue Reading →

Ecuador Doused In Oil, Two Months After Drilling Begins

This story was originally published at www.sustainablebusiness.com with no author on July 24, 2014 Original Story Link: http://www.sustainablebusiness.com/index.cfm/go/news.display/id/25829 NOTE: If you visit the link at www.amazonwatch.org and read the full text of the letter Continue Reading →

Ecuador Says China Signed $2 Billion Oil Deal to Access Crude

From Bloomberg News By Nathan Gill on July 03, 2014 Original Story Link: http://www.businessweek.com/news/2014-07-03/ecuador-says-china-signed-2-billion-oil-deal-to-access-crude Rafael Correa, president of Ecuador. Correa, who more than tripled public spending since taking office in 2007, had Continue Reading →

Leaked documents cast doubt on Ecuador’s commitment to forest plan

Government appeared to be preparing plans for power plant while pursuing high-profile scheme not to exploit oil under Yasuni national park From the The Guardian by David Hill Wednesday 2 July 2014 09.12 EDT Continue Reading →

Why are Ecuadorian oil firms talking about building a road into Yasuni-ITT?

From: The Guardian by David Hill on June 12, 2014 Original story link: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/andes-to-the-amazon/2014/jun/12/ecuadorian-oil-firms-talking-building-roads-yasuni-itt Plans to carve a road through one of the most biodiverse places on earth could have devastating Continue Reading →

Ecuador Breaks Its Amazon Deal

From: The New York Times by Kevin M. Koenig on June 11, 2014 Original story link: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/12/opinion/ecuador-breaks-its-amazon-deal.html?_r=0 QUITO, Ecuador — In 2007, Ecuador pledged to refrain from oil drilling in the Amazon’s Yasuni National Park in exchange Continue Reading →

Ecuador: oil company has built ‘secret’ road deep into Yasuni National Park

From: Ecologist by David Hill on June 6, 2014 Original story here: http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2426486/ecuador_oil_company_has_built_secret_road_deep_into_yasuni_national_park.html Ecuador’s state oil company PetroAmazonas has, in secret, built a road deep into the heart of the world-famous Yasuni Continue Reading →

Yasuni, block 31: ecological trail or oil road? Technical report

From: GEOYASUNI.ORG on June 3, 2014 Original story here: http://www.geoyasuni.org/?p=1694 High Resolution Satellite Imagery Reveals Petroamazonas Violated Environmental Impact Study  by Building Road into Yasuní National Park Matt Finer (a), Salvatore Eugenio Pappalardo (b), Francesco Continue Reading →

Oil company breaks agreement, builds big roads in Yasuni rainforest

Oil company breaks agreement, builds big roads in Yasuni rainforest From  mongabay.com by Jeremy Hance on June 05, 2014 Original story link: http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0605-hance-petroamazonas-block31.html When the Ecuadorian government approved permits for an oil company to drill Continue Reading →

After throwing out referendum, Ecuador approves oil drilling in Yasuni’s embattled heart

After throwing out referendum, Ecuador approves oil drilling in Yasuni’s embattled heart From  mongabay.com by Jeremy Hance on  June 02, 2014 Original story link: http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0602-hance-yasuni-oil-permits.html By 2016, oil drilling will begin in what scientists believe Continue Reading →