Those who follow us on facebook and/or twitter receive our little pieces of information on a regular basis, but there were so many interesting news articles on the Yasuni lately, that I thought I’d collect the most important ones and put them also onto our blog so that we can keep track of what’s going on. For me it feels like finally there is more international interest in this subject – so let’s keep up the good work of spreading the information to save the Yasuni 🙂
First of all, there was a great interview with beautiful Bo Derek on CNN: Save this last Garden of Eden
Australian radio, ABC Media, aired an interesting piece on the Yasuni-ITT initiative which you can read or listen to: Ecuador asks the West to pay to keep rainforest
The next article beautifully describes the experience of discovering the biodiversity of the Yasuni rainforest and how much money is spent in order to re-establish our environment. It is my personal recommendation to all of you: Alberta can help save the planet
The UN has now launched a campaign that allows also private people to donate to the Yasuni-ITT initiative, which in my opinion is a great way for all of us to participate without waiting for our politicians to act. UNDP expands Yasuni-ITT donor initiative to prevent oil drilling in the Ecuadorian Amazon.
And here is the UNDP website for donations.
Apparently last week, a Brazilian company donated $130 million to the Yasuni-ITT initiative – I’m only not quite sure why there is no celebration in the media of these good news..? Odebrecht aporta $130 mil para el Yasuni-ITT (in Spanish)
For our French speaking readers, here’s an extensive article on the Yasuni-ITT initiative: Equateur: Rafael Correa prêt à défendre le projet écologique Yasuni-ITT devant les Nations-Unis
An extensive article for our German-speaking readers: Ölpolitik bedroht Völker des Amazonasgebietes
And here’s the new spot of the Yasuni-ITT initiative to watch and share: Yasuni-ITT spot
If you have come across some interesting articles or videos, please let us know!