Environmentalists ask to be allowed to enter the Yasuní

Yesterday, the collective Yasunidos asked the Ministry of Environment to be allowed to go to the oil blocks 31 and 43, located in the Yasuni National Park. They indicate that the objective would be to check the levels of deforestation and expansion of built roads. The group...

Yasunidos bus has 72 hours to leave Ecuador

Cristian Andrés Rosendah, the driver of the Yasunidos bus, who was arrested by the National Customs Service of Ecuador (SENAE for its Spanish acronym), during its passage through Ecuador, has 72 hours to leave the country, according to a notification of Tuesday December 16. The...

Foreign Ministry and Menchú Foundation sign a cooperation agreement

The Foreign Ministry, represented by the Minister Ricardo Patiño, and the Rigoberta Menchú Foundation, chaired by the indigenous activist of the same name, signed a cooperation agreement on social justice, environment, transnationals and ancestral villages. Through a press...

‘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...

Environmentalists complain for the retaining of its ‘Climate Caravan’

The Ecuadorian environmental group ‘Yasunidos’ reported yesterday the retention of the ‘Climate Caravan’ vehicle, in which a group traveled to the People’s Summit that will be held in Lima. Yasunidos said in a statement that the vehicle had been...

Yasunidos ask Petroamazonas to testify in the Assembly

On November 18th, the Yasunidos group submitted a report with observations on oil exploration of the blocks 41 and 31, within the Yasuni National Park. At a press conference, members of the group requested that the Commission on Biodiversity of the Assembly, which is responsible...

Number of affected areas in Yasuní is less than expected, according to President Correa

The number of acres that will be affected with the oil works is less than what was initially expected, explained President Rafael Correa, after going to the Yasuni along with national and international journalists to verify that high technology is being applied for the...

YASunidos starts surveillance campaign in Petroamazonas works

The collective YASunidos will start a campaign called ‘Eye on Petroamazonas,’ a citizen observatory that will monitor the work done by the state company Petroamazonas in the Yasuni area. According to a team member, David Suarez, this campaign includes two edges...