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|Ecuador Wants $60 Million by December to Save "Paradise"|
Ecuador Wants $60 Million by December to Save "Paradise"
13 de agosto 2011 11:28 PM EDT
Ecuador is willing to leave intact one of the last great wilderness areas in the world if some $60 million dollars is pledged by December 2011. The Yasuni National Park is a pristine rain forest at the foot of the Andes. Although oil has been extracted from the area since the 1930s, mainly by Shell Corporation, a recent oil find of about $7 to 8 bilion dollars in estimated worth endangers the future of the region.