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Environmental, Campaign & Website News > Will Ecuador's plan to raise money for not drilling oil in the Amazon succeed?

Will Ecuador's plan to raise money for not drilling oil in the Amazon succeed?

Date : 27th October 2009, Source : Mongabay



Ecuador's Yasuni National Park is full of wealth: it is one of the richest places on earth in terms of biodiversity; it is home to the indigenous Waorani people, as well as several uncontacted tribes; and the park's forest and soil provides a massive carbon sink. However, Yasuni National Park also sits on wealth of a different kind: one billion barrels of oil remain locked under the pristine rainforest.

http://news.mongabay.com/2009/1027-hance_yasuni.html





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