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Yasuni National Park ITT oil extraction, Ecuador EJAtlas

Yasuni National Park ITT oil extraction, Ecuador Cancelled by the Correa government in 2013, the Yasuni initiative is still one of the most inspiring social proposal to step out from extractivism and a call for the whole world to "yasunize" our territories. Description: The Yasuni National Park is located between the Provinces of Orellana and Pastaza and it's been declared by UNESCO a World

Oil drilling underway beneath Ecuador's Yasuní national

Ecuador has confirmed that oil drilling has begun under the country’s Yasuní national park, one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots.. But the government claims that there has been only

Heart of Ecuador’s Yasuni, home to uncontacted tribes

Yasuni National Park has long been controversial for being an area rich in biodiversity that also has some of Ecuador’s largest oil reserves, in a country that is highly dependent on oil revenue

Andes Petroleum Oil Proposal in Sápara EJAtlas

The Yasuní National Park is also where (notably Chinese) crude oil exploitation occurs in the Ishpino-Tambococha-Tiputini [ITT] oil field. On November 28, 2013, Chinese-owned Andes Petroleum bought oil blocks 74, 79, and 83 in Sápara homelands [12]. Ecuador at the time was in a lot of debt and financially suffering from lowering oil prices [10]. Ecuador produces 540,000 barrels a day of

Yasuní-ITT Initiative Wikipedia

The Yasuní-ITT Initiative was a project that attempted to keep over a billion barrels of oil in the ground under the Yasuni National Park, a biosphere reserve in the Ecuadorian Amazon.The initiative was launched in 2007 by president Rafael Correa which offered a perpetual suspension of oil extraction in part of the Yasuni National Park called Ishpingo-Tambococha-Tiputini (ITT) in return for

Yasuni-ITT Case The Rights of Nature

The projected advanced technologies with lower environmental impact employment does not guarantee the proper conservation of ecosystems and ITT Yasuni National Park, as evidenced by the previous experiences of oil extraction within the park. In the Maxus road, entering the Yasuni National Park in Block 16,the oil companies have implemented a strict migration control . Nevertheless,studies

Yasuní-ITT Project in Ecuador Open Case Studies

Yasuni Biosphere Reserve (∼76°00'W, 01°00'S) is located in the Amazon Basin of Ecuador. The Yasuni-ITT Initiative aimed to prevent drilling in the Ishpingo-Tambococha-Tiputini oil field. The reserve includes Yasuni National Park and the Waorani Ethnic reserve, which are found at elevations from 200-500 m and encompass approximately 18 000 km2.

Mapping Ecocide EJAtlas

Mapping Ecocide. Description. Eco-cide derives from the Greek oikos meaninghouse or home and the Latin caedere meaning strike down, demolish, kill. It literally translates to killing our home. It is defined as the destruction of our natural environment due to extensive damage to, destruction of or loss of ecosystems of a given territory. It has been discussed since the 1970s as a potential

Ecuador rejects petition to stop oil drilling in Yasuni

Objectors to oil exploitation in the Yasuni national park in the east of the Ecuador were required to collect 583,323 signatures, or 5% of the electoral roll, to trigger a national referendum on

Yasuni National Park ITT oil extraction, Ecuador EJAtlas

Yasuni National Park ITT oil extraction, Ecuador. Description: The Yasuni National Park is located between the Provinces of Orellana and Pastaza and it's been declared by UNESCO a World Biosphere Reserve for its biodiversity. It covers a large part of Ecuadorian Amazonia and it is home to one of the highest levels of biodiversity in the world, as well as indigenous non-contacted communities

Ecuador has begun drilling for oil in the world’s richest

To understand how oil extraction begins inside a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve such as Yasuní National Park, we need to step back a decade. In 2007, Rafael Correa ascended to Ecuador

Ecuador Votes to Reduce Oil Exploitation in Yasuní

Oil extraction in Yasuni is happening in Blocks 31 and 43, better known as the ITT Initiative, and is made up of the Ishpingo, Tambococha, and Tiputini fields. In October 2013, the Assembly accepted the request of former President Rafael Correa to allow hydrocarbon extraction in Blocks 31 and 43. These blocks encroach on the Tagaeri-Taromenane Intangible Zone (ZITT), created to protect

Ecuador approves Yasuni park oil drilling in Amazon

Oil exploitation has been taking place in parts of the Yasuni National Park, which covers nearly 10,000 sq km (3,860 sq miles), since the 1970s. Oil is Ecuador's main export.

Ecuador Scraps Plan to Block Rain Forest Oil Drilling

Morning mist floats above the Tiputini River in Yasuní National Park, Ecuador. Photograph by Tim Laman, National Geographic . Ecuador Scraps Plan to Block Rain Forest Oil Drilling

World's conservation hopes rest on Ecuador's bold

The ITT initiative, which covers the Ishpingo, Tambococha and Tiputini oil fields in Yasuni that make up an area of less than one-fifth of Yasuni's national park, aims to address this in a core

The end of Buen Vivir? Ecuador plans oil extraction in

Ecuador plans oil extraction in Yasuní National Park. by Maximiliano Proaño. 06 Feb 2019 Yasuní National Park in the Ecuadorean Amazon, one of the most biodiverse regions in the world, was a beacon of hope for conservationism and environmental governance. But it seems that the government is now planning to allow oil drilling in the Amazon, says Maximiliano Proaño. Did the sustainable

Mapping Ecocide EJAtlas

Mapping Ecocide. Description. Eco-cide derives from the Greek oikos meaninghouse or home and the Latin caedere meaning strike down, demolish, kill. It literally translates to killing our home. It is defined as the destruction of our natural environment due to extensive damage to, destruction of or loss of ecosystems of a given territory. It has been discussed since the 1970s as a potential

Yasuní-ITT Project in Ecuador Open Case Studies

Yasuni Biosphere Reserve (∼76°00'W, 01°00'S) is located in the Amazon Basin of Ecuador. The Yasuni-ITT Initiative aimed to prevent drilling in the Ishpingo-Tambococha-Tiputini oil field. The reserve includes Yasuni National Park and the Waorani Ethnic reserve, which are found at elevations from 200-500 m and encompass approximately 18 000 km2.

Armadillo case: indigenous in voluntary isolation,

Yet, nowadays, this area is a complex mix of overlapping designations comprising among others the Yasuni National Park, the Waorani Ethnic Reserve, oil concessions, and more recently the so-called Zona Intangible- ZI (are free of extractive activities). This latter, was expressively created in 1999 in order to protect TandT from outside threats such illegal logging and the oil expansion

Ecuador spied on Amazon oil plan opponents, leaked

Ecuador’s proposal to leave an estimated 846m barrels of oil in the ground under the Ishpingo-Tambococha-Tiputini (ITT) area of the Yasuni national park in the Amazonian rainforest and ask the world to compensate it with half its monetary value was hailed as a revolutionary new idea when it was agreed by president Correa in 2007.

Drowning in Oil: The Yasuni National Park in Ecuador e

The Yasuni National Park is located near the Peruvian border with Ecuador spanning an area of 9820 km2. It was designated a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Man and Biosphere Reserve in 1989. [During my trek in the rainforest, we were at one point just 100 km outside of the Park Boundaries, within the government assigned Huaraoni Reserve] The region is composed

Yasuní-ITT alternatives to oil extraction indigenous

Yasuní-ITT alternatives to oil extraction March 7, 2013 · by kirilind · in Environment,Indigenous,Infographic . An infographic video by Santiago del Hierro and Rogier Wieland about the Yasuní-ITT, a remarkable project from Ecuador that proposes a new alternative to avoid oil extraction in the Yasuní National Park.

Ecuador votes to reduce oil exploitation in Yasuní

Oil extraction in Yasuni is happening in Blocks 31 and 43, better known as the ITT Initiative, and is made up of the Ishpingo, Tambococha, and Tiputini fields. In October 2013, the Assembly

The demise of the Yasuní-ITT initiative Back to reality

This is how Ecuador promoted its proposal to leave oil in the soil of Yasuní National Park in exchange for financial compensation from the international community. Yet, in August 2013– six years after its official launch– Ecuadorian president, Rafael Correa pulled the plug on the Yasuní-ITT initiative, despite vigorously campaigning for it in his early years. Negotiations over the

Ecuador Votes to Reduce Oil Exploitation in Yasuní

Oil extraction in Yasuni is happening in Blocks 31 and 43, better known as the ITT Initiative, and is made up of the Ishpingo, Tambococha, and Tiputini fields. In October 2013, the Assembly accepted the request of former President Rafael Correa to allow hydrocarbon extraction in Blocks 31 and 43. These blocks encroach on the Tagaeri-Taromenane Intangible Zone (ZITT), created to protect

Open letter to the National Assembly of Ecuador Oilwatch

To exploit oil in Yasuni means renouncing what has been considered the government’s most important single initiative. If the Yasuni initiative failed to generate the expected finance, and no coherent solution emerged other than to resort to Plan B, that is the government’s own fault. None of this can justify the extraction of crude oil from Yasuni National Park.

Ecuador to drill for oil in Yasuni National Park

As it was expected since February 2013 when president Correa won again the presidency of Ecuador, and even before given his track record since 2009 of internally boycotting the Yasuni ITT initiative, oil drilling has been announced in the ITT fields (Ishpingo, Tambococha, Tiputini) inside the Yasuni National Park in Ecuador. There is oil extraction in blocks 16 and 31 inside the Park already

Environmental Justice Organisations, Liabilities and Trade

EJOs in response highlighted negative past experiences with oil extraction, calling for the avoidance of further opening of new oil frontiers inside indigenous territories and protected areas. From its beginnings it included arguments from the communities against oil policies and projects that feed and maintain the capitalist model (Ramirez Gallegos 2012). Thus, the the Yasuni proposal

Ecuador, Going Against the Flow: a new form of

She led the Yasuni-ITT Initiative, a controversial proposal by the President of Ecuador to raise $3.6 billion from the international community to protect the Yasuni National Park from oil extraction. By trying to frame the protection of the awe-striking Amazonian rainforest as a less bureaucratic, more collaborative alternative to the Kyoto Protocol, Baki demonstrates her passion for making

Ecuador's Yasuni Park: Oil Exploration or Nature

born in the Yasuni National Park, a 2.5 million acre primary tropical . rainforest at the intersection of the Andes, the Amazon and the . Equator. That intersection is also the heart of a struggle between two . plans: one for oil exploration and another that would permanently . protect one of the most biologically diverse regions of the planet.

Yasuni-ITT Case The Rights of Nature

The projected advanced technologies with lower environmental impact employment does not guarantee the proper conservation of ecosystems and ITT Yasuni National Park, as evidenced by the previous experiences of oil extraction within the park. In the Maxus road, entering the Yasuni National Park in Block 16,the oil companies have implemented a strict migration control . Nevertheless,studies

Equador’s Yasuni National Park A milestone in the fight

When Ecuador's President Rafael Correa cancelled the famous 'Yasuni-ITT Initiative' in August 2013, Josephine Koch, now a member of the 'Forum on Environment & Development' in Berlin, was present and witnessed the disappointment of a large part of the population of the South American country, who had so great expectations of the project. She joined a non-governmental action alliance called

AMAZON WATCH » Ecuador Drills First Oil Well Inside

Ecuador announced that it began drilling for oil in a well inside Yasuní National Park on January 7th, opening up the first of 97 planned wells in the Tambococha field inside this Amazon rainforest reserve, believed by scientists to be one of the most biologically diverse places in the world and designated by UNESCO as a Man and Biosphere Reserve. The Ishpingo, Tambococha, and Tiputini (ITT

Ecuador to drill for oil in Yasuni National Park

As it was expected since February 2013 when president Correa won again the presidency of Ecuador, and even before given his track record since 2009 of internally boycotting the Yasuni ITT initiative, oil drilling has been announced in the ITT fields (Ishpingo, Tambococha, Tiputini) inside the Yasuni National Park in Ecuador. There is oil extraction in blocks 16 and 31 inside the Park already

Ecuador’s Yasuní–ITT: Rethinking the Conservation vs

Ecuador’s innovative proposal for not developing its Yasuní-Ishpingo Tambococha Tiputini (Yasuní-ITT) oil fields presents an alternative strategy for resolving the conservation versus extractive industry development dilemma. Ecuador proposed the creation of a global fund to finance sustainable development activities in the country in exchange for indefinitely refraining from extracting the

Oil Vote Deadline Looms for Ecuador’s Yasuní National

Oil Vote Deadline Looms for Ecuador’s Yasuní National Park . Posted by News Editor in Land Use, Latest News, RSS on April 8, 2014 10:59 am / no comments . By Kelly Swing. QUITO, Ecuador, April

Ecuador: Oil Reserves and the Yasuni National Park

Ecuador’s Yasuni Park and Biosphere Reserve is located at the equator on the eastern side of the Andes, and is one of the most bio-diverse places on the planet. The Park has the peculiarity of sitting on top of large oil deposits. Recently contacted indigenous peoples, the Waorani and the Tagaeri live within the park and the surrounding rainforest Reserve. The dilemma at hand in this case

(PDF) Ecuador’s Yasuní-ITT: Rethinking the Conservation vs

Ecuador’s Yasuní-ITT: Rethinking the Conservation vs. Extraction Dilemma. Technical Report (PDF Available) · January 2012 with 50 Reads How we measure 'reads' A 'read' is counted each time

BankTrack Block 31, Yasuni National Park

About Block 31, Yasuni National Park Ecuador's Yasuni National Park is threatened by planned oil development by the Brazilian oil company Petrobras. The oil development will take place in Block 31, two thirds of which is located in Yasuni National Park, one of the most biodiverse areas on earth and the crown jewel of Ecuador’s mainland national parks.

Oil Exploitation in the Yasuní National Park and the

Oil Exploitation in the Yasuní National Park and the Rights of Nature Carlos Larrea Ecuador is one of the most biodiverse countries on the planet, with the largest number of vertebrates per square kilometer in the world . The country is among the top ten international positions by number of amphibians, birds and butterflies, and holds second place for the number of orchids ( Josse, 2001



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