LADB Article ID: 78412
By: Luis Ángel Saavedra
The Ecuadoran government has decided to implement large-scale extractive-mining projects in the southeastern part of the country, even though the lands under consideration for mining operations either have been declared "intangible" because of their great biological diversity or are protected because of their vegetation or their being a source of water for several populations and the headwaters of large rivers that flow mainly into the Amazon.
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