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Ecuador is the keeper of Yasuní, arguably the most biodiverse region on the planet, a region which is also rich in oil, located where the Amazon basin and the Andes mountain range meet. To preserve it, both the country and the international community arrived at a bold plan, to replace oil exploitation with environmental compensations paid by a multinational fund. However, the proposal failed and now the race is on to find a new way to protect the region’s wilderness.

Photo by Carlos Pozo

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