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Francisco Manquecheo, Tralcao Community, Chile

Francisco Manquecheo, 62 years of age, is a member of the Tralcao Community, San
José de la Mariquina, in the Los Ríos region. Francisco returned to the land where he
grew up in order to work and live in the countryside. However, the arrival of the
forestry industry and its monoculture plantations polluted the air and water. Francisco says:

“Celco came ... the authorities spoke about how it was a great company that would involve thousands of people and employ many from Mariquina. But in the end
only about ten people were employed from Mariquina, and of those only one person
was from my community."

The CCRI project has been made possible thanks to the support of the Christensen Fund and the German International Climate Initiative (IKI). The German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) supports this initiative on the basis of a decision adopted by the German Bundestag.

The participatory community assessments presented through the photos and other materials have been made possible thanks to the support of the community members themselves, the facilitating groups, The Christensen Fund, Siemenpuu Foundation, the Stockholm Resilience Centre and Natural Justice.