Yasuní, home to one of the highest concentrations of biodiversity in the world, is struggling against the large corporates that continue to exploit the forest's oil reserves.
"Charles Darwin would appreciate the irony of Yasuní National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon," writes Dr. Chivian, "... (as the Yasuni) is itself engaged in what Darwin called "the struggle for existence." In this informative article, the center's director outlines how the many different species of the Yasuni could be useful to man.
Authored by: Eric Chivian and Rigoberta Menchu
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