In Ecuador, an Unusual Carbon-Credit Plan to Leave Oil Untapped

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L’Equateur songe à renoncer à exploiter une partie de son pétrole

Un indigène navigue le long de la rivière Napo dans le parc national du Yasuni © AFP PHOTO/RODRIGO BUENDIA

Beneath the tropical jungles of northeastern Ecuador lies a vast pool of oil, representing one-fifth of the small Andean country’s petroleum reserves and potentially billions of dollars in revenue. Directly above that pool, the Yasuni National Park is home to a diversity of wildlife that is among the richest on the planet, Ecuadoran and U.S. biologists say.

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