Hussh | Ecuador’s rejection of Amazon oil drilling sparks a new era for biodiversity and indigenous rights

Ecuador’s rejection of Amazon oil drilling sparks a new era for biodiversity and indigenous rights

In a resounding defiance of conventional priorities, Ecuadorians have delivered a potent message by rejecting oil drilling in the heart of the Amazon.  This groundbreaking decision carries profound implications, forcing the state oil company to halt operations in a region where endangered tribes reside and biodiversity flourishes. Amid the tabulation of ballots early Monday, a remarkable six out of ten …

Hussh | Ecuador's historic debt conversion paves the way for a paradigm shift in conservation financing

Ecuador’s historic debt conversion paves the way for a paradigm shift in conservation financing

In an unprecedented move, Ecuador has converted $1.6 billion of debt into a loan, unlocking millions of dollars for conservation efforts in this ecological haven. Ecuador’s pioneering ‘debt for nature’ swap has taken a momentous step to safeguard the unparalleled biodiversity of the Galápagos Islands, renowned for their unique flora and fauna found nowhere else on the planet. The ‘debt …