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Site of Trans-Ecuadorian System Oil Pipeline (SOTE), Mid-elevation Cloud Forest, Western Slope of Andes, Ecuador

Site of Trans-Ecuadorian System Oil Pipeline (SOTE), Mid-elevation Cloud Forest, Western Slope of Andes, Ecuador

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Uploaded 11 Nov 2014 by Peter Prokosch
Year: 2014 Taken by: Peter Prokosch
The 503km Trans-Ecuadorian System Oil Pipeline (SOTE), which connects oilfields in the Ecuadorian Amazone basin with the Pacific coast and cuts through highly valuable cloud forests of the Andes, has been a matter of major environmental disputes in the country. An oil spill caused by a landslide in 2013 and polluted the Coca and Napo rivers illustrated the kind of threats. It will be in the future a matter of wise political decisions for Ecuador how the country will combine its further devel ...
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