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Exclusive: Journey to Ecuador's Secret Oil Road - reported.ly - YouTube

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Camera trap captures first ever video of rarely-seen bird in the Amazon...and much more

Camera trap captures first ever video of rarely-seen bird in the Amazon...and much more | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
A camera trap program in Ecuador's embattled Yasuni National Program has struck gold, taking what researchers believe is the first ever film of a wild nocturnal curassow (Nothocrax urumutum). In addition, the program has captured video of other rarely-seen animals, including the short-eared dog and the giant armadillo.
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Ecuador signs permits for oil drilling in Amazon's Yasuni national park

Ecuador signs permits for oil drilling in Amazon's Yasuni national park | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Companies could start extracting oil underneath key biodiversity reserve on Earth by 2016 Drilling for oil in a part of the Amazon rainforest considered one of the most biodiverse hotspots on the planet is to go ahead less than a year after...
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Extinct Lizard Rediscovered in Ecuador

Extinct Lizard Rediscovered in Ecuador | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
A lizard with a nose that rivals Pinocchio? One of the […]
The post Extinct Lizard Rediscovered in Ecuador appeared first on Amazon Aid Foundation.
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High-living frogs hurt by remote oil roads in the Amazon

High-living frogs hurt by remote oil roads in the Amazon | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it

Often touted as low-impact, remote oil roads in the Amazon are, in fact, having a large impact on frogs living in flowers in the upper canopy, according to a new paper published in PLOS ONE.

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Often touted as low-impact, remote oil roads in the Amazon are, in fact, having a large impact on frogs living in bromeliads in the upper canopy.  

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From Richmond. VA to the Ecuadorian Amazon - standing up to Big Oil

From Richmond. VA to the Ecuadorian Amazon - standing up to Big Oil | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
The elaborate press event was an amazing logistical feat considering it took place deep in the Amazon Rainforest.
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Journey into the Amazon

Journey into the Amazon | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Can tourism save the environment? Stanley Stewart ventures into the heart of Ecuador's rainforest, one of the most biodiverse and least explored regions in the world, to meet the Huaorani people, and find out (One of the least explored regions in...
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Ecuador May Have More Jaguars Than Anywhere Else on Earth

Ecuador May Have More Jaguars Than Anywhere Else on Earth | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
But oil drilling there is about to be vastly expanded.
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Ecuador halts pioneering plan to conserve rainforest - The National

Ecuador halts pioneering plan to conserve rainforest - The National | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Ecuador halts pioneering plan to conserve rainforest
The National
QUITO // Ecuador will abandon its ambitious project that encourages rich nations to pay it to conserve its part of the Amazon rainforest, the Ecaudorian president said.
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Rare Eagle Finds Home in Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve

Rare Eagle Finds Home in Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
A family of rare crested eagles has settled in the Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve, a lush, species-rich swath of the Amazon and Ecuador’s second largest protected area.
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Oil company breaks agreement, builds big roads in Yasuni rainforest - Mongabay.com

Oil company breaks agreement, builds big roads in Yasuni rainforest - Mongabay.com | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Oil company breaks agreement, builds big roads in Yasuni rainforest
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... Block, which covers about 100,000 hectares or 10 percent of the park.
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Ecuador's Jaguars Threatened by Oil Drilling - Amazon Aid Foundation

Ecuador's Jaguars Threatened by Oil Drilling - Amazon Aid Foundation | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Oil drilling can have devastating consequences for the environment, as drilling activity results in deforestation, loss of biodiversity, soil and aquatic pollution, and air pollution.
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Yasuni continues to amaze...how can this place be under threat?  Stop the madness.  

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Pictures: Peru Park Boasts Highest Diversity of Amphibians and Reptiles

Pictures: Peru Park Boasts Highest Diversity of Amphibians and Reptiles | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
A new survey reveals richest biodiversity, and new species, of amphibians and reptiles in Peru's Manú National Park.
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Manú passes Yasuní as the park or protected area with the highest number of amphiban and reptile species on the planet! 

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Discovery gives Amazon Parrot 11th hour hope

Discovery gives Amazon Parrot 11th hour hope | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
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The work of taxonomists remains a crucial tool in understanding and conserving global biodiversity!

 

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Massive Amazon Oil Drilling Project Approved

Massive Amazon Oil Drilling Project Approved | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
By Alexandra Valencia QUITO, Oct 3 (Reuters) - Ecuador's parliament on Thursday authorized drilling of the nation's largest oil fields in part of the Amazon rainforest after the failure of President Rafael Correa's plan to have...
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If Ecuador must drill for Yasuní oil, let's encourage the least damaging methods

If Ecuador must drill for Yasuní oil, let's encourage the least damaging methods | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Kelly Swing: President Correa has promised that the most environmentally sound strategies will be employed - but will he follow through?
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Is there a "least damaging" method for oil extraction in the Amazon? 

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Episode 433: Holding A Rainforest Hostage? - NPR

Episode 433: Holding A Rainforest Hostage? - NPR | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
NPR Episode 433: Holding A Rainforest Hostage? NPR Ecuador's Yasuni National Park, a pristine corner of the Amazon rainforest, is home to jaguars, giant otters, and the golden-mantled tamarin.
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Ecuador Sparks Outcry Over Plan to Drill in Rainforest - Wall Street Journal

Ecuador Sparks Outcry Over Plan to Drill in Rainforest - Wall Street Journal | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
AFP Ecuador Sparks Outcry Over Plan to Drill in Rainforest Wall Street Journal QUITO, Ecuador—Environmental groups here and indigenous lawmakers threatened over the weekend to take Ecuador's government to international court over a plan to drill...
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