Support for People and Wildlife Merge in Ecuador’s Yasuní National Park | Video

Along Ecuador’s eastern border with Peru sits Yasuní National Park (YNP). At close to one million hectares, Yasuní is the largest expanse of protected lowland tropical forest in the country.


New satellite images show Ecuador drilling in Yasuni’s ITT | Video

According to the website they have obtained a new, high-resolution satellite image of Petroamazona’s suspected pipeline and drilling platforms in the famed Ishpingo-Tambococha-Tiputini (ITT) block. Obtained from Planet, the image was analyzed by the team at the Monitoring of the Andean Amazon Project (MAAP) just after Ecuador announced it had begun drilling in arguably the most biodiverse place on the planet.

‘Extinct’ Toad Rediscovered in Ecuador

Three independent teams of scientists were involved in the rediscovery of a small group of the toads living in mountain forests near Cuenca- Ecuador, and most crucially, the newfound amphibians haven’t shown signs of chytrid, a deadly fungus that was blamed for their demise nearly 15 years ago.