Connect with us

Conservation Africa News Magazine | African Wildlife & Conservation News

Conservation Africa News Magazine | African Wildlife & Conservation News

Importance of wildlife conservation – Oil Spill Threatens The Bajo Napo Key Biodiversity Area


Conservation Awareness

Importance of wildlife conservation – Oil Spill Threatens The Bajo Napo Key Biodiversity Area

Ongoing Risk of Oil Spills in the Ecuadorian Amazon Threatens Indigenous Peoples, Imperiled Wildlife, and the Bajo Napo Key Biodiversity Area Get Our Activist Investing Case Study! Get the entire 10-part series on our in-depth study on activist investing in PDF. Save it to your desktop, read it on your tablet, or print it out…

Importance of wildlife conservation – Oil Spill Threatens The Bajo Napo Key Biodiversity Area

Importance of wildlife conservation –

Ongoing Risk of Oil Spills in the Ecuadorian Amazon Threatens Indigenous Peoples, Imperiled Wildlife, and the Bajo Napo Key Biodiversity Area

Importance of wildlife conservation – Get Our Activist Investing Case Study!

Get the entire 10-part series on our in-depth study on activist investing in PDF. Save it to your desktop, read it on your tablet, or print it out to read anywhere! Sign up below!

Importance of wildlife conservation - Timeless Reading eBook

Q2 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and more

Provincial Court to Announce Decision Tuesday on Shuttering Pipelines That Threaten an Imminent Second Oil Spill on Heels of Catastrophic April 7 Pipeline Rupture

Importance of wildlife conservation - michael mauboussin, Credit Suisse, valuation and portfolio positioning, capital markets theory, competitive strategy analysis, decision making, skill versus luck, value investing, Legg Mason, The Success Equation, Think Twice: Harnessing the Power of Counterintuition, analysts, behavioral finance, More Than You Know: Finding Financial Wisdom in Unconventional Places, academics , valuewalkThe debate over active versus passive management continues as trends show the ongoing shift from active into passive funds. Q2 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and more At the Morningstar Investment Conference, Michael Mauboussin of Counterpoint Global argued that the rise of index funds has made it more difficult to be an active manager. Drawing Read More

The Provincial Court of Orellana in Ecuador’s Amazon will be announcing its decision Tuesday, September 1, in a lawsuit filed by the Indigenous Kichwa peoples against the Ecuadorian government and oil companies responsible for a major oil spill April 7.

The spill was the result of pipelines that ruptured from erosion and put at risk the safety and health of the Kichwa people; communities in Ecuador, Peru and Brazil that depend on clean rivers for drinking water; and a number of endangered and vulnerable wildlife species in the area. Aggressive erosion and massive landslides are threatening an imminent second oil spill.

“The lives of Indigenous people in Ecuador are now more threatened than ever,” said Lina Valencia, Global Wildlife Conservation’s Colombia conservation officer. “Indigenous peoples are the guardians of the forests and they are critical to maintaining the health of our planet. We are standing up and supporting our indigenous partners by amplifying their voices to help ensure that their demand for a moratorium on all extractive activities in the Amazon is heard, recognized and honored.”

Importance of wildlife conservation – The Bajo Napo Key Biodiversity Area Affected By The Oil Spill

The affected indigenous territories overlap the Bajo Napo Key Biodiversity Area (KBA), a site of global importance to the planet’s overall health and the persistence of biodiversity. The KBA is home to a remarkable diversity of wildlife. With more than 580 species of birds, including harpy eagles, zigzag herons and cocha antshrike, and high levels of biodiversity of species of ant birds, tyrant flycatchers, ovenbirds, parrots and tanagers, the KBA is a popular spot for ornithologists and birdwatchers.

The Bajo Napo Key Biodiversity Area includes flooded forests, land and riparian forests, blackwater lagoons, and canals that connect to the Napo River by small tributary rivers. It encompasses a number of nature reserves, including a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and Ramsar Wetland of International Importance.

The KBA’s imperiled species include giant armadillos, giant anteaters, lowland tapirs, mountain lions, jaguars, Goeldi’s monkeys, Amazon River dolphins and Amazonian manatees. In addition to the threat of another oil spill, these species face the threats of deforestation for cattle ranching and other agricultural activities, and poaching for wildlife trade.

The Most Powerful Sale & Affiliate Platform Available!

There's no credit card required! No fees ever.

Create Your Free Account Now!

“The diversity of life on Earth is essential for a healthy planet where all life can thrive, including people,” said Penny Langhammer, Global Wildlife Conservation executive vice president of science and strategy. “Both the rights of indigenous people and Key Biodiversity Areas like Bajo Napo must be safeguarded to ensure the long-term survival of the diversity of life on Earth. Ecuador has an opportunity to demonstrate what environmental justice looks like by upholding the rights and protecting the ancestral lands of indigenous peoples, guaranteeing the conservation of unique biodiversity, and ceasing the unsustainable extractive activities that put both at risk.”

Importance of wildlife conservation – A Demand To End To Oil Company Impunity

Backed by human rights organizations, indigenous communities affected by the resulting oil spill in April immediately filed a lawsuit asking for cleanup, compensation, and an end to oil company impunity.

“My people, the Kichwa, have shared every detail about the nightmare we have been living since the oil spill occurred on our lands with the government, the oil companies and the Ecuadorian court,” said Carlos Jipa, president of F.C.U.N.A.E. “We will not remain silent while our rivers remain contaminated by oil and threatened by yet another spill. We are intensifying our call for justice, and no matter what the court rules on Tuesday, we will not stop until justice is served.”

When the court case was suspended in June under suspicious circumstances, Kichwa communities along the spill zone—with support from GWC partners COICA and Amazon Frontlines, and a coalition of regional and international human rights organizations—escalated their case on August 4 by filing dozens of precautionary measures that demanded the immediate suspension of the flow of crude oil through Ecuador’s SOTE and OCP pipelines. This would equate to a suspension of all oil production in Ecuador at a time of heightened risk to Indigenous peoples living along the pipeline, who are dually threatened by a global pandemic and oil contamination.

“For too long, oil companies have acted with impunity in the Amazon,” said Mitch Anderson, executive director of Amazon Frontlines. “It is imperative that the Ecuadorian court acknowledges the constitutional rights of Indigenous peoples and nature and issues a ruling on Tuesday to suspend the country’s oil pipelines and avoid another disaster. With overwhelming evidence in their favor, the affected Kichwa Indigenous communities await justice, and, no matter the outcome, will continue fighting to protect one of the most biodiverse places on Earth and our best natural defense against climate change, the Amazon rainforest.”


Global Wildlife Conservation

GWC conserves the diversity of life on Earth by safeguarding wildlands, protecting wildlife and supporting guardians. We maximize our impact through scientific research, biodiversity exploration, habitat conservation, protected area management, wildlife crime prevention, endangered species recovery, and conservation leadership cultivation. Learn more at https://globalwildlife.org

Subscribe to the newsletter news

We hate SPAM and promise to keep your email address safe

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Top Stories

Wildlife Photography
Himalayan Goral - Spending an entire afternoon with Brown Gorals
Snowy Owl Rockstar - Most Unmistakable Owls

Conservation Awareness

Snowy Owl Rockstar – Most Unmistakable Owls

By October 14, 2020
Wildlife Conservation Awareness – First Clone of Endangered Przewalski’s Horse Born in Conservation Effort to Save the Species
Importance of wildlife conservation – The intellectual vacuity of New Scientist’s evolution issue: 4. The supposed importance of genetic drift in evolution
Importance of wildlife conservation – How do giraffes and elephants alter the African Savanna landscape?
Benefits of wildlife conservation – Houston Botanic Garden Officially Opens, Showcasing Bayou City’s Biodiversity in New Living Museum for Plants
Importance of wildlife conservation in points – Superfrogs in the city: 150 year impact of urbanization and agriculture on the European Common Frog
Benefits of wildlife conservation – U.S. News & World Report Announces the 2021 Best Colleges Rankings
Benefits of wildlife conservation – New method adds and subtracts for sustainability’s true measure
Benefits of wildlife conservation – Wyndham Destinations Presenting Today at the J.P. Morgan Management Access Forum; Provides Operational Updates
Importance of wildlife conservation – Old males vital to elephant societies
Importance of wildlife conservation – Bindi Irwin shares pregnancy update, says baby is the size of a hummingbird
Wildlife Conservation Awareness – Scientists clone endangered horse from genetic material frozen 40 years ago

Tags

Wildlife Photography
Himalayan Goral - Spending an entire afternoon with Brown Gorals
Snowy Owl Rockstar - Most Unmistakable Owls

Conservation Awareness

Snowy Owl Rockstar – Most Unmistakable Owls

By October 14, 2020
Endangered Species - Common species mirror rare animals response to global change
Wildlife Conservation Jobs – Coronavirus: 300 self-isolating after outbreak linked to charity football match
Wildlife Conservation Jobs – Founder of ‘pro-Brexit’ think tank ‘buys EU passport via Malta’
Wildlife Conservation Jobs – Tony Abbott: Former Australian PM made senior UK trade adviser despite outcry
Wildlife Conservation Awareness – First Clone of Endangered Przewalski’s Horse Born in Conservation Effort to Save the Species
Endangered Animals – Congrats, humans: We’ve saved up to 48 species from extinction
Endangered Animals – Wildlife trade threats: The importance of genetic data in saving an endangered species
Importance of wildlife conservation – The intellectual vacuity of New Scientist’s evolution issue: 4. The supposed importance of genetic drift in evolution
Importance of wildlife conservation – How do giraffes and elephants alter the African Savanna landscape?
Wildlife Biologist – Rescue of stranded whales in Australia enters final days – Reuters
Conservation International Jobs – A bit rich: Business groups want urgent climate action after resisting it for 30 years
Conservation International Jobs – Henry Cavill Goes Running in a Lion Hat for the Durrell Challenge
To Top