Ecuador’s thirst for oil threatens wildlife (Video)
Ecuador’s Yasuni National Park park is a refuge to more than twenty types of endangered mammals, and a single hectare of forest is home to more than 100,000 species of insects. More amazingly, an estimated eighty percent of the species living in there are still unknown to scientists. But now, the threat of oil extraction means those species could be destroyed before they are even discovered. Al Jazeera’s David Mercer reports from the Yasuni Biosphere Reserve.
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