October 3, 2011

New map reveals the most biodiverse place on Earth, but already threatened by oil

New data in September 2011 shows that Yasuní National Park, bordering both Ecuador and Peru contains the highest amount of diverse wildlife in the Western Hemisphere, including a higher number of tree species in one hectare than in the entire US and Canada, with scientists urging for the region's protection from proposed oil drilling.

Source: Mongabay

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