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Environmental, Campaign & Website News > Race to save Ecuador's 'lungs of the world' park

Race to save Ecuador's 'lungs of the world' park

Date : 21st January 2012, Source : BBC Link to News Story



The Yasuni National Park, known as "the lungs of the world" and one of the most bio-diverse places on earth, is under threat from oil drilling. The race is on to find the funds required to develop new sustainable energy programmes that would leave the oil - and the forest - untouched. In the early light of dawn, the Napo River, running swiftly from its headwaters in the high Andes, swirled powerfully past the bow of our motorised canoe. Suddenly, a dense cloud of green parrots swooped down from the canopy of the jungle and in a cackling din started scooping tiny beakfuls from the exposed muddy bank.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-16618300





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