THE 6TH EXTINCTION — Ecuador's Yasuni National Park is the most biodiverse region on Earth. The world's conservation hopes rest on the revolutionary Yasuni model to preserve it from oil exploitation; but enthusiasm is cooling & this bold project may now be at as much at risk as the wildlife itself. Here are some of their weird & wonderful species. ❖ The extremely curved beak of the sicklebill hummingbird exclusively fits into certain curved flowers where it collects the nectar it feeds upon.

THE 6TH EXTINCTION — Ecuador's Yasuni National Park is the most biodiverse region on Earth. The world's conservation hopes rest on the revolutionary Yasuni model to preserve it from oil exploitation; but enthusiasm is cooling & this bold project may now be at as much at risk as the wildlife itself. Here are some of their weird & wonderful species. ❖ The extremely curved beak of the sicklebill hummingbird exclusively fits into certain curved flowers where it collects the nectar it feeds upon.

THE 6TH EXTINCTION — Ecuador's Yasuni National Park is the most biodiverse region on Earth. The world's conservation hopes rest on the revolutionary Yasuni model to preserve it from oil exploitation; but enthusiasm is cooling & this bold project may now be at as much at risk as the wildlife itself. Here are some of their weird & wonderful species. ❖ While praying mantis are not uncommon in Yasuni, this brightly coloured species is very rarely observed.

Yasuni's most unusual species - in pictures

THE 6TH EXTINCTION — Ecuador's Yasuni National Park is the most biodiverse region on Earth. The world's conservation hopes rest on the revolutionary Yasuni model to preserve it from oil exploitation; but enthusiasm is cooling & this bold project may now be at as much at risk as the wildlife itself. Here are some of their weird & wonderful species. ❖ While praying mantis are not uncommon in Yasuni, this brightly coloured species is very rarely observed.

Different species of hummingbirds: Calliope hummingbird

15 Different Species or Types Of Hummingbirds

THE 6TH EXTINCTION — Ecuador's Yasuni National Park is the most biodiverse region on Earth. The world's conservation hopes rest on the revolutionary Yasuni model to preserve it from oil exploitation; but enthusiasm is cooling & this bold project may now be at as much at risk as the wildlife itself. Here are some of their weird & wonderful species. ❖ The eyelash frog blends in exceptionally well with the leaf litter!

Yasuni's most unusual species - in pictures

THE 6TH EXTINCTION — Ecuador's Yasuni National Park is the most biodiverse region on Earth. The world's conservation hopes rest on the revolutionary Yasuni model to preserve it from oil exploitation; but enthusiasm is cooling & this bold project may now be at as much at risk as the wildlife itself. Here are some of their weird & wonderful species. ❖ The eyelash frog blends in exceptionally well with the leaf litter!

THE 6TH EXTINCTION — Ecuador's Yasuni National Park is the most biodiverse region on Earth. The world's conservation hopes rest on the revolutionary Yasuni model to preserve it from oil exploitation; but enthusiasm is cooling & this bold project may now be at as much at risk as the wildlife itself. Here are some of their weird & wonderful species. ❖ Due to amazing camouflage, some insects, like this mossy walking stick, are rarely seen.

Yasuni's most unusual species - in pictures

THE 6TH EXTINCTION — Ecuador's Yasuni National Park is the most biodiverse region on Earth. The world's conservation hopes rest on the revolutionary Yasuni model to preserve it from oil exploitation; but enthusiasm is cooling & this bold project may now be at as much at risk as the wildlife itself. Here are some of their weird & wonderful species. ❖ Due to amazing camouflage, some insects, like this mossy walking stick, are rarely seen.

Ecuador: Yasuni-ITT Initiative and oil resources -  The Yasuní national park in Ecuador is still untouched by the oil industry, but President Rafael Correa has abandoned a radical conservation plan and cleared the way for oil companies to explore for oil that lies beneath the forest

The week in wildlife – in pictures

Ecuador: Yasuni-ITT Initiative and oil resources - The Yasuní national park in Ecuador is still untouched by the oil industry, but President Rafael Correa has abandoned a radical conservation plan and cleared the way for oil companies to explore for oil that lies beneath the forest

THE 6TH EXTINCTION — Ecuador's Yasuni National Park is the most biodiverse region on Earth. The world's conservation hopes rest on the revolutionary Yasuni model to preserve it from oil exploitation; but enthusiasm is cooling & this bold project may now be at as much at risk as the wildlife itself. Here are some of their weird & wonderful species. ❖ Crab spiders come in many shapes and colours to avoid detection by their prey.

Yasuni's most unusual species - in pictures

THE 6TH EXTINCTION — Ecuador's Yasuni National Park is the most biodiverse region on Earth. The world's conservation hopes rest on the revolutionary Yasuni model to preserve it from oil exploitation; but enthusiasm is cooling & this bold project may now be at as much at risk as the wildlife itself. Here are some of their weird & wonderful species. ❖ Crab spiders come in many shapes and colours to avoid detection by their prey.

THE 6TH EXTINCTION — Ecuador's Yasuni National Park is the most biodiverse region on Earth. The world's conservation hopes rest on the revolutionary Yasuni model to preserve it from oil exploitation; but enthusiasm is cooling & this bold project may now be at as much at risk as the wildlife itself. Here are some of their weird & wonderful species. ❖ Velvet worms are evolutionary 'missing links' that are not missing at all; they're intermediate between earthworms and millipedes.

Yasuni's most unusual species - in pictures

THE 6TH EXTINCTION — Ecuador's Yasuni National Park is the most biodiverse region on Earth. The world's conservation hopes rest on the revolutionary Yasuni model to preserve it from oil exploitation; but enthusiasm is cooling & this bold project may now be at as much at risk as the wildlife itself. Here are some of their weird & wonderful species. ❖ Velvet worms are evolutionary 'missing links' that are not missing at all; they're intermediate between earthworms and millipedes.

Calliope Hummingbird | Calliope Hummingbird

Calliope Hummingbird | Calliope Hummingbird

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