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American biologist Kelly Swing thwacks a bush with his butterfly net and a dozen or so bugs and insects drop in. One is a harvester, or daddy-long-legs, another a jumping spider which leaps on to a leaf where two beetles are mating.
-ITT Initiative has been called many things: controversial, ecological blackmail, revolutionary, pioneering, and the best chance to keep oil
companies out of Ecuador's Yasuni
National Park. But now, after a number of ups and downs, the ...
2011 was designated as "Year of the Forests" by the United Nations. While there was relatively little progress on intergovernmental forest protection programs during the year, a lot happened elsewhere. Below is a look at some of the biggest ...
Ecuador’s decision to forego potentially lucrative oil
drilling in the Amazon forest in order to protect a biologically rich and fragile ecosystem is the focus of two documentaries at the Washington Environmental Film Festival.
In the verdant underworld of the Amazon rainforest
, shielded from the sun’s rays by the electric green foliage of towering kapok trees, many hazards can trap the unwary.Please respect FT.com's ts&cs and copyright policy which allow you ...
One of the most extraordinary people I have met in 10 days of travelling around Peru and Ecuador has been Alberto Acosta. He's head of Ecuador's leading research group now, but until 2007 was the second most powerful man in the country after the ...
We left thirsty Peru and have reached Quito in Ecuador on the great Oxfam/Guardian Andean climate journey. First stop is to meet the government and community leaders of a state that stretches from the Pacific coast, over the mountains, and deep ...
In what may amount to a historic moment in the quest to save the world's rainforest
s and mitigate climate change, Ecuador and the United Nations Development Fund (UNDF) have created a trust fund to protect one of the world's most biodiverse ...
Representatives of Ecuador's ombudsman's office and environmental groups are visiting the Yasuni
National Park on Saturday, home to some of the world's last indigenous people still living in voluntary isolation, in order to verify reports of ...
2009 may prove to be an important turning point for tropical forests.
Lead by Brazil, which had the lowest extent of deforestation since at least the 1980s, global forest loss likely declined to its lowest level in more than a decade. ...
Ecuador will establish a trust fund for receiving payments to leave oil
reserves unexploited in Yasuni
National Park, one of the world's most biodiverse rainforest
reserves, reports the UN Development Programme, the agency that will administer ...
Ecuador's proposal to protect one of the world's most biodiverse rainforest
s from oil
development has failed to secure any funding ahead at its December deadline, reports the Guardian Unlimited.
The plan, set forth by president Rafael ...
Today in New York, the opening day of the third annual meeting of the Clinton
Global Initiative, CGI, brought together some 1,000 leaders of business,
government and nongovernmental organizations from over 70 countries, including
National Park in Ecuador is reckoned to be one of the most
biodiverse regions on the planet. Beneath it, though, lie an estimated one
billion barrels of oil
The Ecuadorean government has begun negotiating with oil
Long before you reach the site the jungle changes. Birds and insects fall
quiet, streams turn inky and trees become stunted, their leave
s blackened and
scrunched up, like fists.
The trail turns wider and muddier, for vehicles ...
A novel proposal by Ecuador is testing world leaders' commitment to fight
global warming and preserve the biodiversity of the Earth.
Ecuadorian officials told an international meeting this week that their
government would ban ...