Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies
Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies

Ecuador's Yasuní Park One of Earth's Most Biodiverse Habitats

Tue, January 19, 2010

Yasuní National Park in the heart of the Ecuadorian Amazon has been identified by a team of scientists as containing one of the most biodiverse arrays of plant and animal life on earth. UT professor Peter English says,  "Amphibians, birds, mammals and vascular plants all reach maximum diversity in Yasuní."

The team also concludes that proposed oil development projects represent the greatest threat to the park's biodiversity.

For the full story, visit Ecuador Biodiversity.

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