On August 10th the international campaign starts: In the Esequibo #ExxonNO!! and thus it declared as the World Day for the Protection of the Esequibo.
Hundreds of environmental and social organizations were convened by social networks to campaign starts Foundation “Blue Environmentalists” in defense of one of the last places on earth that still preserves virgin, almost unexplored by human hands. A natural lung sanctuary single original flora and fauna of the territory.
Gustavo Carrasquel, Venezuelan environmentalist, author of the “Bioregions of America” and GEO6-UNEP consultant, requests the Venezuelan chancellery, to take into account the proposal for the creation of a binational Biological Corridor (Guyana and Venezuela) in the Basin Esequibo River, to stop any possibility of a transnational mining in the disputed territory and thus also leaves the current territorial political game.
Recently the Scientific Modeling Center of the University of Zulia (CMC-spanish-) made the expedition “2015 Catatumbo Lightning ” to study closer the first electricity generator stormy phenomenon of the Planet.
The CMC is developing a monitoring system for the basin of Lake Maracaibo to help to forecast future weather conditions, which means taking the first step to obtaining accurate data and use them to predict droughts and other natural events affecting the population.
Coral reefs are unique ecosystems which provide human communities with a suite of irreplaceable benefits.
They feed millions of people worldwide, buffer harbors and shorelines from storm waves, restock fisheries by sheltering juvenile fish, and attract snorkeling and SCUBA-diving tourists to coastal regions.
The tranquil waters of Lake Titicaca on the border between Bolivia and Peru were believed to be the birthplace of the human race by the ancient Incans. At 3,100 meters (12,500 feet) above sea level, is a popular tourist attraction and World Heritage.
Population growth and the expansion of unregulated mining activity have increasingly contaminated the 8,300-square-kilometer (3,200-square-mile) lake. But as the population around the lake has expanded over the last 30 years, so has the amount of human and industrial waste – and there are growing calls for the tide of pollution to be stemmed.
Few ecosystems in the South American continent demand as much attention as the Amazon rainforest. But its little sister, the lesser-known Gran Chaco, certainly puts up a fight when it comes to grandeur.
A geographic and cultural zone that includes parts of northern Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay and southern Brazil, the Gran Chaco is a 600,000-square-kilometre hot and semi-arid region, home to a vast ecosystem and around 40 separate ethnic groups.