Ecuador

rare sightings

Giant Tortoise Feared Extinct Reappears After 113 Years

As well as the Fernandina tortoise, another “giant” species thought to be possibly extinct showed up this year—Wallace’s giant bee.
Becky Ferreira
2 days ago
Oil

8,000 Barrels of Oil Spill Into the Amazon After Locals Attack Pipeline

There have been 15 attacks on the major Peruvian pipeline in the last two years as indigenous communities faceoff against oil companies.
Daniel Oberhaus
11.29.18
WikiLeaks

Ecuador Cut Off Julian Assange’s Internet For His Political Tirades on Twitter

The founder of WikiLeaks has been offline for a few hours after Ecuador suspended his internet access.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
3.28.18
HOTY2017

The Researcher Documenting Life in Earth's Most Biodiverse Ecosystem

Diego Mosquera shares the lush Ecuadorian Amazon with the world through camera traps, social media, and academic research.
Jason Koebler
1.5.18
Instagram

What It's Like to Be a Millennial In the Amazon Rainforest

Jaime Calapucha's town now has paved roads and internet cafes. But they still don't have proper education.
Clarissa Wei
1.26.17
Ecuador

Hotspot Vigilantes Are Trying to Beam the Internet to Julian Assange

Have-a-go hotspotters are not happy with Ecuador's WiFi decisions.
Ben Sullivan
10.20.16
Opinion

Chevron Wins, But Ecuador's Amazon Remains an Unmitigated Environmental Disaster

Once again, corporate and government interests win; the environment loses.
Jason Koebler
8.9.16
Ecuador

Behold, the World's First Footage of the Super Elusive Dark Tree Rat

Camera traps (and a bit of luck) reveal the first-ever footage of this elusive rodent.
Sarah Emerson
6.30.16
mexico

Hacking Team's 'Illegal' Latin American Empire

The use of Hacking Team’s spyware is illegal in most Latin American countries, according to a new report.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.18.16
News

Ecuador Briefly Censored Google and YouTube, Leaked Document Shows

A leaked document proves that the Ecuadorian government has been likely doing more online censorship than previously reported.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.14.16
News

It's Official: UN Tells UK and Sweden Julian Assange Is Arbitrarily Detained

“The Working Group maintains that the arbitrary detention of Mr. Assange should be brought to an end," says a statement from UN panel.
Joseph Cox
2.5.16
Twitter

Twitter Is Dying, Meeting Martin Shkreli, and Other Stories You May Have Missed

Grab a coffee and dig into Motherboard's roundup of headlines from the week past.
Kate Conger
1.31.16
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