21 March international day of forests - 2018 - Global Forest Coalition
Don Pedro Suarez, a Mapuche, observing the deforestation and plantations surrounding his community in the Bio-Bío region. These are causing biodiversity loss and water shortages making the future uncertain. Along with his community, Don Pedro has been in a long struggle against forestry, pulp and hydropower companies in order to protect their sacred sites and their way of life. They are actively engaged in conserving local biodiversity through their traditional practices and traditional pesticide free agriculture.

Don Pedro Suarez, a Mapuche, observing the deforestation and plantations surrounding his community in the Bio-Bío region. These are causing biodiversity loss and water shortages making the future uncertain. Along with his community, Don Pedro has been in a long struggle against forestry, pulp and hydropower companies in order to protect their sacred sites and their way of life. They are actively engaged in conserving local biodiversity through their traditional practices and traditional pesticide free agriculture.

From Chile Community Conservation- CAROLINA