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.
An aerial view of the town worst hit by a 6.5-magnitude earthquake in southwest China’s Yunnan Province has shown the extent of the devastation and it provided valuable information for the ongoing rescue operation. The footage of Longtoushan Town was shot on Monday morning by a drone operated by the communication detachment of an army reserve division in Yunnan.