"Man Vs. The Heavens"
Gas flares vie with the stars to light the night sky. In 2007 Ecuador's president, Rafael Correa's government put forward the Yasuni-ITT initiative, this was a novel experiment in which funds were asked of the international community in order to preserve one of the world's most biodiverse regions. By 2013, of the $3.6B that was asked for, $336M had been pledged and only 13.3M had been delivered. Correa liquidated the Yasuni-ITT initiative by executive order, and oil companies are set to continue expanding into the park.
A well camouflaged shield bug (Ceratozigum horridum):
A white-chinned jacamar (Glabula tombacea) calling:
Wattled jacana (Jacana jacana):
Black caracara (Daptrius ater):
Vulture at sunset:
Black caiman (Melanosuchus niger) at sunset:
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