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.
QUITO, Oct 23 (Reuters) – Ecuador has authorized an environmental permit for Brazil’s Petrobras to develop the Block 31 oilfield in the Amazon region, which should start production in 2009, President Rafael Correa said on Tuesday. Read more here
THE Yasuní National Park in Ecuador’s Amazonian rainforest is one of the most biodiverse spots on earth. In 1989 it was designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Under it lie the Ishpingo Tambococha Tiputini oilfields with estimated reserves of almost 1 billion barrels, representing almost a quarter of the country’s total known reserves. Their exploitation could […]