Yasuni in Ecuador is one of the most biodiverse locations on Earth and home to several indigenous tribes. However, for several decades the forests has also been home to several oil companies drilling for oil all around the forest. I have just come back from studying termites in Yasuni National Park and while we were surrounded by a section of pristine rain forest we could hear the oil tanks drive past on the big road not so far away while the local people were wearing T-shirts with the oil companies logos.