The last great wilderness...

Submitted by robertgnewell on 12 September 2011

"There have been more species of frogs and toads recorded in the park than are native to the United States and Canada combined; more insect species have been found living on one tree than in all of the United States; more birds seen there than in all Europe."

This quote from an article published by the Guardian (August, 2011) profoundly illustrates the ecological value that lies within Yasuni park deep within the forests of Ecuador. And now, the natural treasure is threatened as it sits upon the lucrative, energy-packed compound of crude oil. The Yasuni is on the cusp of being subjected to large-scale oil extracting operation which could devastate what is being describe as the "world's last great wilderness" in the Guardian article.