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Protect the most biodiverse place in the world : Yasuni, Ecuador

posted Sep 10, 2012, 11:37 AM by Cesar Harada   [ updated Sep 10, 2012, 11:38 AM ]

Yasuni national park: 'We want to give it as a gift for humanity' - video

Ecuador's Yasuni national park – seen by many as the most biodiverse place on Earth – is at risk from rising extinction rates globally and local economic pressures to exploit the oil beneath the forest. Jonathan Watts visited it to discover the rich variety of fauna and flora firsthand, and hear from the people behind a plan to protect Yasuni by raising money from international donors to keep the oil in the ground