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4.10.13: Despite international protests, the Ecuadorian government signed a law that will allow the exploration and exploitation of oil in the pristine forest of the of the Yasuni Reserve, a global biodiversity hotspot. According to research performed by group members of the Bat Lab, the Yasuni area harbors more than 100 species of bats and thus consitutes the most species rich forest for Chiroptera (Rex et al. 2008 BiolJ Linn Soc). Now, the pristine forests of Yasuni are under sever threat to be logged, fragmented and eventually become destroyed. For more information read the following press release.