Fast-flowing rivers, thick vegetation, insects with unique characteristics and so intense colors that dazzle visitors; Singing beards that spread their melodies all over the jungle.
This is Yasuni, a place that since 2016 has also contributed to the oil production of Ecuador, amidst questions from environmental groups, who on the verge of a referendum, reactivated the debate on the possibility of keeping the oil underground.
A six-meter-wide access route connects Puerto Miranda with the Tiputini Process Center in Block 43, located in the province of Orellana. There, Minister of Hydrocarbons Carlos Perez said that activities are developed with the least possible impact on the ecosystem, in accordance with the Environmental Impact Study.
When asked to stop the exploitation in the Ishpingo, Tambococha, and Tiputini (ITT) fields, he admitted that it is a delicate issue and after thinking for a few minutes, he suggested to find a financial alternative that generates the same amount of revenues for the country. (I)