Ecuador

 
Published: Saturday 04 July 2015

International ngo Greenpeace has asked a German bank to cancel financing for an Ecuadorean oil pipeline. The ngo contends that the pipeline would damage swaths of rare mountain cloud forest. Even though it is believed that the us $1.1 billion pipeline would double oil transport capacity, environmentalists argue that the 505-kilometre pipeline will cut through Mindo forest which is often covered by clouds and is home to unique bird species.

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