A Village in Ecuador’s Amazon Fights for Life as Oil Wells Move In

Ecuador’s Yasuní National Park is home to indigenous people who live in near-total isolation from the rest of the world—and wish to remain that way

April 04, 2018
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Julio Etchart/Alamy; Archivio World 3/Alamy
What's At Stake

Not only is this forest home to millions of indigenous people and endangered species, it’s also indispensable in helping us win the fight against climate change.

On Location

The Cree First Nation of Waswanipi speak out on how Canada logging companies could devastate their ancestral heartland and decimate homes of imperiled wildlife.

Victory

How NRDC helped protect the Tahuamanú Rainforest from illegal logging.

Action Figure

A Berkeley scientist is studying how climate change is affecting California’s giant sequoias, long considered dependable forest stalwarts.

onEarth Story

Forest conservation is crucial to climate change mitigation. But do we have any idea how to do it?

Northeast Dispatch

New forestry techniques that create the look of old-growth habitats can boost biodiversity—with extra carbon storage as a bonus.