Monthly Archives: January 2010


Crown Jewel of Biodiversity on the Edge

Posted 19 January 2010 by Anne-Marie Hodge

This week, PLoS has a new paper which reports the conservation significance of a truly astounding region in Ecuador. (Ecuador also happens to be the country in which I am conducting my thesis research, although my work is at a higher elevation in the eastern Andean foothills). The new paper by Bass et al. focuses on the Yasuni National Park, which is situated in a biodiversity hotspot, in the area where the eastern Andes foothills meet the western Amazon rainforest.... Read more