Ecuador vows to protect threatened rainforest

Government says it has unique plan to save one of the world's most diverse ecosystems from oil drilling.

    One of Ecuador's most famous rainforests, the Yasuni, is under threat from the country's oil industry.

    Environmental activists and local indigenous groups say if companies start drilling in the national park, it will destroy one of the world's most diverse ecosystems.

    But the government says it has a unique plan to preserve the park.

    Al Jazeera's Anand Naidoo reports from the Ecuadorean Amazon rainforest.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Meet the deported nurse aiding asylum seekers at US-Mexico border

    Meet the deported nurse helping refugees at the border

    Francisco 'Panchito' Olachea drives a beat-up ambulance around Nogales, taking care of those trying to get to the US.

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    How a homegrown burger joint pioneered a food revolution and decades later gave a young, politicised class its identity.

    'We will cut your throats': The anatomy of Greece's lynch mobs

    The brutality of Greece's racist lynch mobs

    With anti-migrant violence hitting a fever pitch, victims ask why Greek authorities have carried out so few arrests.