New hydrocarbon sites will all be offshore, but campaigners fear contentious oil and gas development in Amazon will still go ahead
October 22, 2020
Rosa Aranda faces two miseries. One in her own body: she was infected by Covid-19. The other is the historical pollution generated by the oil industry, which threatens the territory in which she lives, Piwiri, in the Ecuadorian Amazon forest.
December 18, 2014
In July of this year, a pipeline ruptured near an upriver tributary of the Aguarico, just above Dureno. The spill, an estimated 16,000 barrels, spread for almost a hundred miles down through the precious 600,000-hectare Cuyabeno wildlife reserve, as far as Zabalo.
March 21, 2011
A Decree establishes a part of the Madidi National Park as an Oil Zone. In total, 1,5 million protected hectares were offered to prospection.