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Crowdsourcing Ecuador Eco Volunteer

This is a long post about some of the changes I will be implementing at ecuadorecovolunteer.org over the coming months – but to sum it up in a paragraph: I’ll be removing the “middle man” so that the large volume of traffic this site receives will be...

Will They Drill in Yasuni National Park?

The world media are reporting that the government secured a $117 Million downpayment (well over the 100 million needed) before December 31st 2011 to protect Yasuni National Park from being drilled for oil. Firstly this is fantastic news that this important issue is still in the...

Yasuni ITT Initiative

Here is a translation of an interview with Roque Sevilla, the ex-president of the Yasuni ITT Commission who also helped draw up the borders of Yasuni National Park 32 years ago and. The Yasuni ITT initiative is a project that aims to preserve the most biologically diverse region...

Inspiring TED Talk – Reforesting the Rainforest

I just finished watching an amazing talk on one of my favorite websites TED.com. TED stands for Technology, Education, and Design and shows talks from leading thinkers, scientists, and activists from around the world who have “ideas worth sharing” This particular talk...

Rich Helping the Poor to Save Ecuadorian Amazon

Its been an interesting week in the news; first came the announcement that Bill Gates and Warren Buffet, the two richest men in America who have already given over half their money to philanthropy (notably the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation) have spent the last few months...