Oil road turns tribes into meat traders

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EQUATEUR, Coca: Marcelino Uyuncar, un instructeur indigène de la communauté Huaoroni, enseigne des techniques de survie aux troupes de l’école de l’armée Jungle & Counterinsurgency le 16 février 2006 à Coca, dans la province amazonienne de Orellana, en Equateur. Copyright AFP Photo / RODRIGO BUENDIA

There’s no such thing as a free ride. In Ecuador’s Yasuní National Park, one road, built by a foreign oil company, came with unlimited free transportation for local people. Environmentalists now say these free rides transformed local tribes and fuelled a bushmeat trade that might not have otherwise existed.

New Scientist

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