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'What better than the two-for-one bargain of this gorgeous photography book, Yasuni Green Gold - you get a lovely book and help protect the rainforest at the same time. Discover the amazing species we need to protect like green iguanas and red titi monkeys.' - Sophie Morris, The Independent's 'ethics girl'.

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'A new book of photographs will help to protect a remote Amazon tribe from oil prospectors... 160 photographs celebrating the people and wildlife of the region' - Telegraph.

'Splendid!' - Hilary Benn, UK Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

"Yasuni Green Gold is a moving book with stunning photography. It highlights the inherent dangers of relentless natural resource exploitation and the disastrous effects this has on indigenous populations and the natural environment. Very highly recommended!" - Amazon 5-Star Customer Review.

"Fabulous pictures show why the Yasuni National Park must be protected for future generations. A beautiful coffee table book with a strong message." - Amazon 5-Star Customer Review.

Yasuní Green Gold contains a simple message in photographs from the people of the region - leave the oil in the ground and protect the Yasuní rainforest forever.

In the heart of the Amazon basin lies the Yasuni UNESCO reserve, one of the most biologically diverse forests on the planet. It is home to the Waorani and some of the last indigenous peoples still living in isolation in the Amazon. But the land lies on top of Ecuador’s largest undeveloped oil reserves.

The government of President Correa has proposed a solution: Ecuador will not allow the extraction of the oil in the Yasuní if the world community can create a compensation fund to leave the oil in the ground, and fund Ecuador’s sustainable development into the future.

These photographs document and celebrate the Yasuní’s unique beauty and diversity, the indigenous groups living there and its flora, fauna. The Yasuni Green Gold campaign calls for the region to be closed to oil exploration, for the rights of local people to be respected and the unique ecology of Yasuni to be protected.

Latest Updates

The Guardian’s special on Yasuni. 03/09/2012

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The Yasuni Ishpingo Tambococha Tiputini Trust Fund (Yasuni ITT Trust Fund)

Format: Paperback
Dimensions: 286 x 240mm
Page extent: 176 pages
Publication date: September 2008
ISBN-13: 978-1-906523-01-5

Date added: June 25, 2008

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