Birds of Kruger National Park and Wildlife of Ecuador: Two WILDGuides Reviewed

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Wildlife of Ecuador: A Photographic Field Guide to Birds, Mammals, Reptiles, and Amphibians is the all-in-one nature guide for the generalist nature traveler. The brief introduction focuses on the “Biogeography of Ecuador” and its “Habitats and Bioregions.”

Warblers Migrating to Ecuador

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Last week I was doing a birding tour of the East and West slopes of Ecuador and encountered some warblers that have already made it to Ecuador. Destinations Ecuador migration warblers

Most Beautiful Ecuador Birds

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Bird Photography in Ecuador is fun. Birds EcuadorThere are so many beautiful birds that every time I go birding a new exilarating photo is captured.

Orange-throated Tanager In Ecuador

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Most birdwatchers that visit Ecuador for the first time concentrate in the north-east and west slopes near the capital Quito. Destinations Trips Cabañas Yankuam Cordillera del Condor ecuador Orange-throated Tanager Wetmorethraupis sterrhopteron

Tit-like Dacnis (Xenodacnis) in Ecuador

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This bird is very difficult to find except for one place in Ecuador where you are almost guaranteed to see it: The Cajas National Park. Birds Destinations ecuador Tit-like Dacnis xenodacnis

Will the Real Humans Please Stand Up

Green Home Blog

But, up to 2008, when Ecuador added a clause to its constitution to codify the Rights of Nature, no one had ever considered giving the same rights to animals and trees that humans already had. Tagged: Bolivia , capitalism , Ecuador , humanity , iwi , Maori , nature , New Zealand , rights.

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Birding in Ecuador 2013

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If you are planning a birding trip to 2013 maybe you should consider Ecuador, my home country! Even if you are not a birder, you will find Ecuador to be a top notch destination for all sorts of people. Destinations Ecuador 2013Pululahua Geobotanical Reserve.

Ecuador President Invites Brad Pitt to Survey Chevron-Caused Pollution


Ecuador President Rafael Correa has extended an invitation to one of the Hollywood’s most popular stars and powerful activists.

Stygian Owl in Ecuador

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Stygian Owl at Condor Park Visit Ecuador for great birds and support our conservation efforts. Birds Ecuador owls Stygian OwlThe Stygian Owl (Asio stygius) is very difficult to see but I can hear it regularly calling near my home inside the Pululahua Geobotanical Reserve.

TripAdvisor’s Green Leaders now in Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, Caribbean

Green Traveler Guides

Argentina Auckland Australia Belize Brazil Canada Caribbean Central America Chile Costa Rica Ecuador Green Travel News Guatemala Mexico New Zealand North America Peru South America The Americas Uruguay Venezuela TripAdvisor GreenLeaders world's largest green hotel program| Green Travel News | Two years after the initial launch of TripAdvisor’s GreenLeaders program, it’s now gone under into Australia and New Zealand, reports Green Lodging News.

Ocellated Tapaculo in Ecuador

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Let me proudly introduce a new exotic bird that has been trained by the ambassador of hand feeding the most difficult skulking birds in Ecuador: the Ocellated Tapaculo. So, if you have been thinking about visiting Ecuador, do it now and don’t miss the new grand prize.

Crested Owl in Ecuador

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This Ecuadorian owned business provides a very comfortable and secure lodge to visit the most northern-western Chocó area in Ecuador. Destinations Crested Owl Ecuador TundalomaThis great bird has managed to escape from my sightings until I visited the great lodge of Tundaloma.

Tumbesian Endemics South Ecuador

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The south of Ecuador presents some very interesting opportunities for birdwatchers that have already visited the north-east and north-west slopes near Quito. Core Team Ecuador tumbesian endemics

Rusty-breasted Antpitta in Ecuador

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It is a very small antpitta that lives in Ecuador, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela and Bolivia. This antpitta is found in southern Ecuador (near Peru) and curiously also inside the Puluahua Crater which is my residence near Quito in northern Ecuador.

Tumbesian Endemics at Cerro Blanco Ecuador

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If you are interested in seeing some Tumbesian Endemics, very close to the Guayaquil Airport in Ecuador, then you must visit Bosque Protector Cerro Blanco. Destinations Cerro Blanco Ecuador Great-green Macaw tumbesian endemics

Black Solitare-Entomodestes coracinus-in Ecuador

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This bird, of the Turdus family, can be found on the western slopes of Ecuador and Colombia. Birds Black Solitaire Ecuador Recinto 23 de Junio thrushesAnother great reason to visit the 23 de Junio besides the Long-wattled Umbrellabird is the Black Solitare ( Entomodestes coracinus ).

Crimson-rumped Toucanet

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The Crimson-rumped Toucanets ( Aulacorhynchus haematopygus ) I was privileged to observe at Refugio Paz de Las Aves in Ecuador were absolute cripplers, as the parlance goes. Birds Ecuador features South America toucansThere’s something about a toucan, isn’t there?

Banded Ground Cuckoo – Neomorphus radiolosus – in Ecuador

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Ecuador was made for birdwatchers! A tiny country filled with biodiversity which can be easily reached in a short drive… Well, maybe that is a little exaggeration but in comparison to other countries like Colombia, Peru and the giant Brazil, our Ecuador seems tiny.

Lead Now: Ecuador.

Elephant Journal

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Nature’s Silent Currency

Conservancy Talk

In Quito, Ecuador, for example, a water fund financed by the largest water users, such as large brewers, invests in conservation to protect the forests and grasslands upstream that are beginning to help, naturally and cost-effectively, maintain a higher standard of water quality.

Black-backed Bush Tanager in Ecuador

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Also known as Black-backed Bush Finch is only found in the montane forests of Ecuador and Colombia. Come to Ecuador and enjoy the birds, our food, our culture, and help us support the local economy and conservation efforts. Black-backed Bush Tanager.

How to Rebuild Yourself & a Country after Natural Disaster.

Elephant Journal

That is until it abruptly hit my world, and that of Ecuador’s. Adventure Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Inspiring (Wow) Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) compassion earthquake Ecuador healing heartbreak kindness natural disaster self-care volunteeringHow do you feel about death—as an entity, rather than an end? It’s not something I’d ever thought about too deeply. Dying sure, but the relationships leading up to the final moments?

A Prayer for Ecuador & Japan.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today crisis earthquake Ecuador Grieving intention Japan prayer traumaThis prayer is to express hope that those who are missing will be found alive, to pray that those who are injured find relief from their pain, to send a wave of.

Bird Watching Lower Napo River

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If you are thinking about visiting the Amazon, and enjoying great birds, a bit of luxury, relaxation, and good food, then you should consider coming to Ecuador and gliding over the Napo River on the Manatee Amazon Explorer. Destinations Amazon Ecuador Napo River

"Paying Ecuador to Protect the Rainforest"

Environmental Economics

Common Resources : A recent episode of NPR’s  Planet Money discussed Ecuador’s proposed solution to a national dilemma: the fact that a massive oil discovery and a national park happen to be in the same place. Ecuador’s proposal is to forswear drilling – but only if other countries donate half the value of the oil in aid (about $3.6

Nectar Wars of Tandayapa

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This is the story of the nectar wars from Tandayapa Lodge in north-west Ecuador. Nestled in cloud forest at 6000 feet on the western slope of northern Ecuador, this place is a true birding lodge with comfortable accommodations, excellent birding leaders and great tasting coffee. v=DSudNRFkoRs Hummingbirds are resilient creatures and some of them can be found way above the tree-line in the High Andes of Ecuador. Birding ecuador hummingbirds Worldwide Birding Adventures

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Seedsnipe of the High Andes

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So, having been to Ecuador before, I knew that a few days in Quito and surrounds would be good for the old lungs before embarking on our quest for Seedsnipe. Birds Antisana Ecological Reserve Ecuador seedsnipe Worldwide Birding AdventuresBirding the High Andes is no joke.

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Ecuador's Yasuni National Park Challenge -Succeeds in Creating a Crowdsourcing Model to Prevent Oil Drilling


Ecuador challenged the world to provide sufficient resource to the country such that it would not need to develop the oil reserves beneath Yasuni National Park, and it could leave its forests untouched.

Fresh Scaled Antpitta Caught Today

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Enter our quest to see the Scaled Antpitta at Tandayapa Lodge in Ecuador. A Scaled Antpitta at Tandayapa Lodge, Ecuador by Luke Seitz Most antpitta species are very tough to see. Birding antpittas ecuador Worldwide Birding Adventures

Chevron To Pay Ecuador $18 Billion in Damages

Sustainability Ninja

A court in Lago Agrio, Ecuador has upheld the ruling against Chevron that ordered the company to pay 18 billion USD in damages for chemicals spillage in the rainforests of the Amazon. ” Chevron has called the court’s decision “illegitimate” and “a fraud” and claimed they would continue to seek recourse through proceedings outside Ecuador. Chevron has no international obligation to pay, and no assets in Ecuador for the government to seize.

“Yesterday I was killed…But worse than death, was the humiliation that followed.”

Elephant Journal

Adventure Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Equal Rights Family, Youth, Enlightened Education WAYLON: Today Only #viajosola Argentinian backpackers ecuador murders equal rights female traveler freedom María Coni Marina Menegazzo murdered backpackers in ecuador safety solo travelers viajo sola victim blaming viral facebook post women's rights

Miniature Manakins

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On a recent filming trip with Tropical Birding in Ecuador I had the awesome experience of getting up close and personal with two bizarre manakin species. This bird is a Choco endemic found only in northwest Ecuador and southwest Colombia. What’s the deal with manakins?

Plate-billed Mountain Toucans

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Birds ecuador toucansThese large-nosed avian pearls live at surprisingly high altitude; I have seen them as high as 2800 meters and as low as 1800 meters.

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Birdwatching Bilsa and Mache Chindul Reserve

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Trips Bilsa Research Statation Choco Region Ecuador Mache Chindul ReserveOn our lowland birdwatching trip we visited Rio Canande Reserve , Botrosa Road and then we also visited the nearby reserve of Mache Chindul; specifically we went to Bilsa Research Station of Jatunsacha Fundation.

Recinto 23 de Junio – Bird Watching

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There are not many places in Ecuador, or for that matter in the world, where you can see these all these birds in the same area. The funny thing is that this great place is not even mentioned on the latest National Plan for Development of Birdwatching Tourism in Ecuador.

Bird Watching Galapagos Islands

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In fact this is not true, and if you are a little adventurous you could bypass the foreign-own boat-tours that do not benefit Ecuador, bypass the travel agencies that sell you preconceived dreams, and bypass the sea sickening trips that take you to the most distant Islands.

Galapagos cruise earns double green certification

Green Traveler Guides

SmartVoyagers is a voluntary environmental program developed by the local NGO Conservacion & Desarollo in Ecuador for tour boats and other ecotourism businesses that tread lightly on the area’s fragile ecosystem. | Green Travel News |.

Rainbow Starfrontlet

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I photographed this amazing bird yesterday at Utuana Reserve in the South of Ecuador. Destinations Ecuador hummingbirds rainbow startfrontletToo busy to write more. enjoy!

Nonprofit Creates Roofs From Plastic Bottles, Reducing Waste And Creating Jobs At Same Time

Green (Living) Review

Fortunately, one far-too-common material is coming to the rescue for the people of Ecuador, creating green jobs and reducing waste along the way: plastic bottles. Not all roofs are created equal.

Ecuador to begin Drilling Amazon Oil Field


Protests have erupted in the Ecuadorian city of Quito, as President Rafael Correa announces that his country will abandon conservation plans in the Yasuni National Park located in the Amazon Rainforest.