‘Yasunidos’ arrives to climate Summit in Lima

Yesterday the People’s Summit initiated, a parallel event to the Conference of the Parts of the Framework Convention of the United Nations on Climate Change, COP 20. In Ecuador, the Mexican Lucia Ramirez met with Ana Setarra, Karen Altamirano, Patricio Chavez and Elen...

Preliminary work to exploit the Tiputini will begin the coming days

Petroamazonas plans to start the coming days pre-exploitation works at Ishpingo Tambococha and Tiputini (ITT) after having achieved three months ago the environmental license for the development of the oil area. The construction works of Port Miranda include the building of a...

Yasunidos requests intervention of the IACHR to suspend oil activities

In order that Ecuador’s government suspend oil activities in Block 31, the Collective YASunidos issued a request with this petition to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) due to sightings of peoples in voluntary isolation in the area. The order was made on...

Pots & Pans for the environment

Last Thursday the National Assembly of Environment met in the Prometeo Theatre at the Casa de la Cultura in Quito, where about 80 people heard testimony from leaders of 20 organizations in the country regarding mining and oil extraction. Everyone went to the table located in the...

Activists Say Petroamazonas did not respect environmental license

Last Wednesday, a group of foreign researchers, geographers and ecologists reported that state company Petroamazonas, granted with an environmental license required to extract the oil from the ITT block of the Yasuni National Park, would have breached environmental rules issued...

Amazonia Vive will march today in Quito

This Thursday the environmental group Amazonia Vive, which supports the government’s proposal to exploit the oil inside the ITT block of the Yasuni National Park, will march today from the El Arbolito park to the Carondelet Palace, to grant President Rafael Correa with all...

YASunidos will request an habeas data

The environmental group YASunidos calls all the people who signed on behalf of their cause of keeping the oil inside the Yasuni, to help filling a template in order to file an habeas data resource to the National Electoral Council (CNE for its Spanish acronym) and so finally...

Ministry signs environmental license for oil exploitation in Yasuni

This Thursday, the Ministry of Environment granted Petroamazonas the necessary environmental license to begin the process of oil extraction in the Tambacocha and the Tiputini fields, located in the Yasuni National Park. Petroamazonas may “initiate the preparatory activities...