Yasuni Green Gold: The Amazon Fight to Keep Oil Underground

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In the heart of the Amazon basin lies the Yasuni National Park, the most biologically diverse forest on the planet. It is home to the Huaorani and some of the last indigenous peoples still living in isolation in the Amazon. But their ancestral lands sit on top of Ecuador's largest undeveloped oil reserves.At the end of 2007, the new government of President Rafael Correa offered an unprecedented proposal: Ecuador will not allow extraction of the oil fields in Yasuni if the world community can create a compensation trust to ...

Yasuni Green Gold: The Amazon Fight to Keep Oil Underground 2008, New Internationalist Publications Ltd, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9781906523015

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