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Yasuni at Risk: Why the World’s Most Biodiverse Rainforest Could Be Drilled

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Sunset over Yasuni National Park. Photo copyright Bejat McCracken/TADPOLEORG.ORG

In this thoughtful and passionate blogpost at National Geographic Online, Dr. Pimm’s colleague, Dr. Matt Finer “warns against drilling the most biodiverse rainforest on Earth”: Ecuador’s spectacular Yasuni National Park.

Matt Finer spent years researching Yasuni, a stunning protected area in the Western Amazon of South America. As Dr. Finer describes, however, Yasuni may be far less protected than its National Park moniker would suggest.

Click here to read the full article.

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