We are regularly involved in workshops with various villages that provide opportunities to share experiences and information. Such workshops may cover conservation concerns as well as management strategies for sustainable use of resources or alternative sources of income that are compatible with the nature of the Yasuní Biosphere Reserve. We are involved in the development of skills for guides and provide experiences for students from the entire region in the areas of ecotourism and sustainable development.
The station’s directors often present public lectures about the nature of Yasuní and concerns for its future. Such lectures are also included in many courses offered at USFQ and are made to most groups that visit the station either as part of their orientation or during a visit.
We have developed a web presentation that describes the regional situation including scientific opportunities and environmental pressures. Feel free to visit Yasuni forever in You Tube. Other presentations will be developed in the near future.
The station’s Founding Director regularly writes an environmental column in the USFQ newspaper and TBS staff members at all levels frequently provide interviews with the press for publications and broadcast locally, nationally and internationally. The intent is to spread the word about the nature of our region and the threats to it at all geographical levels.
We frequently participate in the production of video documentaries on the nature of Amazonia. This is possible due to the abundance and diversity of life in our region. Making images of nature available to the public at large through outlets like the BBC, Discovery Channel and Animal Planet improves possibilities of conservation by allowing those who have little to no opportunity to visit the area to gain some appreciation for the species and ecosystems present. National and international news crews also regularly visit the station in order to acquire images to accompany reports on topics related to Amazonia. Directors and staff members are happy to share information and opinions about Yasuní and its future.