Minihua Huani hunts with a spear near the Waorani community of Boanamo in the Yasuni National Park in July of 2012. Many of the Waorani indigenous people still hunt with spears and blowguns even though they're lives are changing rapidly as the oil companies close in. The Yasuni, one of the most bio-diverse places in the world, is home to the Waorani and Kichwa indigenous groups. This national park in eastern Ecuador also has billions of dollars of oil underneath the ground. The lives of these indigenous groups, as well as tribes that don't have contact with the outside world, have been radically changed since oil companies began penetrating the rich earth in search of oil. Texaco, who began drilling oil in the 1960s, left tons of toxic waste in the Ecuadorian Amazon causing higher levels of cancer, miscarriages and skin rashes. Now there is a fight to save the biodiversity of the Yasuni and preserve the culture of the Waorani indigenous group. Unfortunately, it looks as though this battle is being lost. The president of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, offered to leave a small part of the Yasuni untouched, called the ITT Block, in return for 3.6 billion dollars from the rest of the world. It appears as though this deal is failing and the government oil companies are preparing to drill in one of the last untouched areas of the Amazon.