yasuni drilling News

  • Ecuador`s congress Oks oil drilling in Amazon park

    Lawmakers in Ecuador on Thursday authorized the extraction of oil from Yasuni National Park, a pristine Amazon reserve. After a 10-hour debate, a loyalist congress approved President Rafael Correa's plan by a 108 to 25 margin, with four legislators absent. Correa in August announced that he was abandoning a unique plan to ...

    By Associated Press

  • Oil Developers Permitted to Penetrate Pristine Upper Amazon

    One of the most intact and biodiverse rainforest regions on Earth, located in the Upper Amazon Basin on the Ecuadorian-Peruvian border, is now threatened by imminent oil development, warns a conservation organization based in Washington with close ties to its counterpart groups in South America. Known as the Napo Moist Forest ecosystem, this region is renowned for its record-breaking diversity ...

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