Here's a behind the scenes look at where economies and ecosystems collide. Ecuador prevents journalists from covering oil drilling in the Yasuni National Park, where the biological diversity is internationally recognized.
In the year 2007, President Rafael Correa of Ecuador, initiated the Yasuni-ITT project by means of which Ecuador offered a perpetual suspension of oil extraction in part of the Yasuni National Park called Ishpingo-Tambococha-Tiputini (ITT) in return for payments of $ 3.6 billion from the international community. By 2012 only $200 million had been pledged.
Oil activities continue today.