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Ecuador: Saving Yasuni: Can a revolutionary plan protect the rainforest from commercial exploitation?

Independent: The flight from Quito to Coca, a small oil town in the Ecuadorian Amazon, takes off a couple of hours late, so we don't reach Coca until around noon. Then we have to take a helicopter up the Napo river to reach AƱangu, in the heart of Yasuni, the extraordinary national park that is among the most biodiverse places on the planet. If all had gone to plan, we would have been in our seats long before the president and his party arrived. As it is, as we hover over the endless jungle, I can see that...