Good news! One year on from Peter Bunyard’s insightful article in Resurgence discussing the global benefits of leaving oil reserves beneath the Yasuni National Park in Ecuador, a groundbreaking agreement with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to do just that has been signed. Ecuador will now be compensated by donor countries via a trust fund for leaving its oil reserves in Yasuni National Park untouched beneath the primary rainforest that covers some 9,820km2.

Yasuni, which has been designated a World Biosphere Reserve since 1989, is thought to be one of Earth’s most biodiverse ...


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