The United States focuses on climate change and works closely with Ecuador in protecting the country’s environment

The United States focuses on climate change and works closely with Ecuador in protecting the country's environment The United States Embassy in Ecuador will support the design and implementation of a specialized unit within the State Attorney General's Office for wildlife crimes. Quito, April 22, 2021 - The United States, under the leadership of President … Continue reading The United States focuses on climate change and works closely with Ecuador in protecting the country’s environment

Ecuador receives help from the US in the fight against species trafficking

Referential image on the risks of protected species against wildlife trafficking. Photo: Pixabay April 22, 2021 6:12 PM The fight against wildlife trafficking, illegal fishing and unauthorized logging is being strengthened in the country. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced on April 22, 2020 that it will collaborate with the State Attorney … Continue reading Ecuador receives help from the US in the fight against species trafficking

The hearing of the case on turtles found in a suitcase in Galapagos begins

Authorities continue to investigate the case, which was registered on the island of Baltra, in the Galapagos, during a routine check at the airport. Photo: Twitter @FiscaliaEcuador Quito, Apr 18 (EFE) - The Ministry of Environment of Ecuador reported this Sunday of the beginning of proceedings of the trial hearing of a police officer in … Continue reading The hearing of the case on turtles found in a suitcase in Galapagos begins

Ines Manzano: Important and Urgent (Editorial)

It's time.  If the environment is a priority, you will find a way.  If not, you will find an excuse. Ines ManzanoUpdated 04/16/2021 10:28 PM The return of proposals supporting the use of palangre in the Galápagos are among the important and urgent concerns faced by the next administration (see point number 2 below) Dwight … Continue reading Ines Manzano: Important and Urgent (Editorial)

Lasso’s environmental plan proposes moving towards a more sustainable economy with processes which waste less

Three analysts highlight some of the initiatives of the president-elect, Guillermo Lasso, and propose how to execute them and the country's environmental priorities. April 14, 2021 - 07h02Xavier Ramosxramos@eluniverso.com President-elect Guillermo Lasso on one of his tours during the second round campaign. The government plan of president-elect Guillermo Lasso "is quite general, it focuses on the what but … Continue reading Lasso’s environmental plan proposes moving towards a more sustainable economy with processes which waste less

Petition: Save Our Thresher Sharks

In 2020, over 95,000 pelagic thresher sharks, an endangered species, were landed as “bycatch” on the coast of Ecuador. Like most large sharks, threshers reproduce very slowly, which makes them especially vulnerable to overfishing. By sharing this video and signing our petition (linked below), you will be playing a key role in securing stronger protection … Continue reading Petition: Save Our Thresher Sharks

The distribution of electoral packages proceeds for the April 11 elections

The electoral kits have been distributed in different provinces of the country for the elections of the second round on April 11, 2021. Photo: Twitter The National Electoral Council (CNE) has completed sending electoral packages to 13 provinces of the country, as part of the organization process for the elections that will take place on … Continue reading The distribution of electoral packages proceeds for the April 11 elections

Ecuador: exchange of external debt for protection of nature in the Galapagos Islands is proposed

by Doménica Montaño on April 3, 2021 Scientists and environmentalists propose a foreign debt swap to create a new marine reserve in Galapagos, which would be three times larger than the current one and would protect both migratory routes and more endemic species.Despite the ecological benefits, various sectors oppose the initiative and say that jobs and Ecuador's … Continue reading Ecuador: exchange of external debt for protection of nature in the Galapagos Islands is proposed

University of York: “COVID waste: Archaeologists have a role to play in informing environmental policy”

Artefacts found within a Green sea turtle recovered from the Queensland coast. Credit: Dr Kathy Townsend 2021 APR 4 The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic is creating a viral archive, an archaeological record of history in the making. One aspect of this archive is increased environmental pollution, not least through discarded face-masks and gloves, collectively known as … Continue reading University of York: “COVID waste: Archaeologists have a role to play in informing environmental policy”

Listen – “Shark Stories Podcast: China vs Galapagos”

Listen on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/episode/1aT5BwESMr0EF9CMPbC6xi?si=133PQI5RQQaubP7GWGpXWg The world-famous protected vibrant ecosystem of the Galapagos may not be protected at all. Nicknamed the Great Wall of China, the Chinese fishing fleet that descended on the Galapagos in 2020 made news around the world, but what is it going to take to actually stop it?The fleet could be … Continue reading Listen – “Shark Stories Podcast: China vs Galapagos”