See what we can do when we act together

A group of wonderful people, ordinary citizens, (a lot from France and Belgium), movie stars got together and pretty much bribed the Ecuadorian government not to destroy this amazingly rich rain forest for the oil that lies underneath. 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/gallery/2011/dec/30/yasuni-national-park-ecuador-rainforest?intcmp=239#/?picture=383846259&index=0