How Klout and Yasuni Influenced Me

How would you feel with an oil rig in your neighborhood park?

How Klout and Yasuni Influenced Me

I recently received a perk from Klout which I would like to share with everyone.  It’s important and in my opinion important enough for me to write about and to see that everyone I  know is at least introduced the issue.

The Issue is:  Water and Environment, which is perfect for this years Earth Day Posting and probably even closer to the heart of the issue is the sustainability of our resources, all of them.  The Earth, our home.

Here is what the Yasuni People said on their YouTube Channel:

About I Am Yasuni

Yasuní National Park in Ecuador is one of the world’s most remarkable treasures, but its future is being threatened. Although this is occurring hundreds or thousands of miles away, think twice about how you would feel if something like this would happen to the land you call home.

Yasuní National Park is home to the Waorani and some of the last indigenous tribes that still live in isolation in the Amazon, whose ancestral lands currently sit atop Ecuador’s largest undeveloped oil reserves, the Ishpingo-Tambococha-Tiputini (ITT) oil block. Yasuní National Park is also an area that contains the world’s largest biodiversity, and include species that can not be found in other parts of the world.

The project, I Am Yasuni is here to save this endangered world treasure.

We are here to save this World treasure.

Yasuni National Park, in

Yasuni National Park; Ann Marie Hodge calls it Crown Jewel of Biodiversity on the Edge

In the heart of the Amazon, within Ecuador’s Yasuní National Park, there are 846 million barrels of oil, equivalent to 20% of the country’s reserves, located in the ITT field. The Yasuní National Park contains the world’s most extensive biodiversity, and is home to two tribes who have voluntarily remained isolated from civilization, the Tagaeri and Taromenane. In 2007, the President of Ecuador Rafael Correa announced at the United Nations’ General Assembly the country’s commitment to preserve indefinitely these reserves. In return, President Correa asks for the international community’s co-responsibility to preserve the environment, by asking contributions totaling 3.6 billion dollars over 13 years, equivalent to less than 50% of the oil’s estimated market value. The funds are administered by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and will fund projects that meet defined objectives, thus guaranteeing transparency and effective use of resources.

Take a moment and watch this short video on Yasuni, it’s awesome!

There are a series of  an additional four video’s also on you tube in the Yasuni channel, I would incourage you to watch them

Yasuni

Yasuni (Photo credit: sara y tzunky)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxFI55ccPxo

The Yasuni perk influenced me to take a good look into this issue and there was more.  More in that each year more and more of our watersheds are destroyed, each year more and more of the rain forests are destroyed and with them goes part of the worlds fresh water producing eco-systems.   The less fresh water we have the more we have to produce. This production comes with a cost and that cost is energy.  To produce one gallon of fresh water it requires:

Where is the Yasuni National Park?

Location map of Yasuni National Park in Ecuado...

Klout and Human Rights 2012 Earth Day Poster by Elaine Ossipov

Klout and Human Rights Earth Day Poster 20012 by Elaine Ossipov

Thank you Klout and Yasuni for making me more aware of this global issue.

2 responses to “How Klout and Yasuni Influenced Me

  1. Here are some images I found of the diverse life inside the Yasuni National Forest. I hope you enjoy!!

    A Convict Treefrog (Hypsiboas calcaratus) at Y...
    A Convict Treefrog (Hypsiboas calcaratus) at Yasuni National Park, Ecuador. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
    Yasuni National Park
    Yasuni National Park (Photo credit: joshbousel)
    Amazon forest dragon (Enyalioides laticeps) in...
    Amazon forest dragon (Enyalioides laticeps) in Yasuní National Park, Ecuador. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
    Tschudi's False Coral Snake (Oxyrhopus melanog...
    Tschudi’s False Coral Snake (Oxyrhopus melanogenys), juvenile. In Yasuní National Park, Ecuador. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
    Atticora fasciata English: White-banded Swallo...
    Atticora fasciata English: White-banded Swallows perching of a tree stump on the bank of Rio Tiputini, Yasuni National Park, Ecuador. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
    Geochelone denticulata English: A Yellow-foote...
    Geochelone denticulata English: A Yellow-footed tortoise in Yasuní, Ecuador. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
    Oxyrhopus petola English: A False Coral at Yas...
    Oxyrhopus petola English: A False Coral at Yasuni National Park, Ecuador. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
    An Amazon Climbing Salamander (Bolitoglossa al...
    An Amazon Climbing Salamander (Bolitoglossa altamazonica) in Yasuni National Park, Ecuador. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
    Pieridae: Moschoneura pinthous Roosting butter...
    Pieridae: Moschoneura pinthous Roosting butterfly. Found in Yasuní National Park, Ecuador (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
    Oxyrhopus petola English: A False Coral at Yas...
    Oxyrhopus petola English: A False Coral at Yasuni National Park, Ecuador. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
    Peripatidae. Found in Yasuni National Park, Ec...
    Peripatidae. Found in Yasuni National Park, Ecuador (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
    Yasuni National Park
    Yasuni National Park (Photo credit: joshbousel)
    Yasuni National Park
    Yasuni National Park (Photo credit: joshbousel)
    A White-lined leaf frog (Phyllomedusa vaillant...
    A White-lined leaf frog (Phyllomedusa vaillantii) at Yasuni National Park, Ecuador. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
    A Clown treefrog (Dendropsophus bifurcus) at Y...
    A Clown treefrog (Dendropsophus bifurcus) at Yasuni National Park, Ecuador. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
    A Green vine snake (Oxybelis fulgidus) in Yasu...
    A Green vine snake (Oxybelis fulgidus) in Yasuni National Park, Ecuador. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
    Many parrots at clay lick in Anangu, Yasuni Na...
    Many parrots at clay lick in Anangu, Yasuni National Park, Ecuador. Species seen are Blue-headed Pionus (Pionus menstruus), Dusky-headed Parakeet (Aratinga weddellii), Mealy Amazon (Amazona farinosa farinosa) and Yellow-crowned Amazon (Amazona ochrocephala) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
    Ornate snail-eating snake (Dipsas catesbyi) in...
    Ornate snail-eating snake (Dipsas catesbyi) in Yasuni National Park, Ecuador. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
    Bushmaster (Lachechis muta) in Yasuni National...
    Bushmaster (Lachechis muta) in Yasuni National Park, Ecuador. Español: Serpiente de cascabel muda (Lachechis muta) en el Parque Nacional Yasuni, Ecuador. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
    Yasuni National Park
    Yasuni National Park (Photo credit: joshbousel)

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  2. 2012-21-4
    This posting is a work in progress just as sustainability is a work in progress. As I lean more and more on the subject, I will be posting it here, adding onto the original posting because I would like to keep it all together as a single article.

    Personal Share:
    When I was younger of course I didn’t think much about how the world works, certainly not sustainability or where clean water came from. Clean Water was a given. Clean Water is what we specialized in, in the Pacific Northwest and Cascade Mountains. I thought clean water came from the snow run off from the top of the mountains in the area, and if you wanted really clean good water, you’d go to a creek.

    While that might have been true in the 1960′s today 50 years later this is not the truth and what’s more is that it could be very dangerous drinking water out of a creek without taking precautions. Somewhere in time between the 1960′s and now life became much more complicated. Now we have issues of running out of enough clean water for everyone on earth. That would have been inconceivable back then. Now we have issues of running out of food, people starving, Aids and that is not to mention other issues such as Human Trafficking that is so widespread it’s become a 30Billion dollar a year industry.

    thank you for taking the time to read about this very important subject.

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