The price of preserving Ecuador's rainforest
Ecuador - the fifth largest oil explorer in the world - is now seeking foreign donations in exchange for a promise not to exploit the reserves that lie under the Huaorani land.
But will the government's plan work?
Newsnight's Linda Pressley travelled deep into Ecuador's Amazon rainforest to meet the Huaorani tribe whose ancestral land holds vast oil reserves.
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