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Jorge Contreras

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Stopping oil exploration in Ecuador's Yasuni National Park

Ecuador's most Biodiverse area is about to be exploited, how can we stop it? Oil is definitely not the economical solution to eradicate poverty or make a better country.

"Yasuni National Park is arguably the most biologically diverse spot on Earth. The park is at the center of a small zone where amphibian, bird, mammal, and vascular plant diversity all reach their maximum levels, the park breaks world records for local-scale (less than 100 km2) tree, amphibian, and bat species richness, and is one of the richest spots in the world for birds and mammals at local scales as well.

The park holds a world record 150 amphibian species for places with comparable landscapes. It also is in the top for amphibian diversity compared to other sites sampled in the western Amazon."

How can we stop this from being destroyed?


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    Sep 6 2013: Jorge,

    Ecuador hasan eolquent , moving new constitution. How can this oil epxloration be ongoing ? Isn't that completely the antithesis of Ecuadors beautiful new constitution?
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      Sep 7 2013: Lindsay I am glad you highlight this, Ecuador is a beautiful country and its people have been manipulated one way or another, the responsability of exploring oil in Yasuni is so powerful, to know that unique micro eco sistems will be wipe out from our Planet will be enough to walk away from any commercial agreement, Yasuni is above any economical interes,
      I wish this documentary was in English ..but I think it gives the general Idea.

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