Exploratory oil well in the Amazonian rainforest

Exploratory oil well in the Amazonian rainforest

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Credit: DR MORLEY READ/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Aerial photograph showing an area of rainforest cleared for the drilling of an exploratory oil well in Amazonian Ecuador. The well was originally drilled by Tenneco but is now owned by British Gas. Much of the rainforest in this area has been handed out to foreign oil companies for development.

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Keywords: environment, geography, in rainforest, oil well, oil well in, rainforest

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