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Supporting Community Conservation

Community Conservation Resilience Initiative in Chile

17 Sep, 2015

Comunidades Conservación Chile 11

Download the summary report here INTRODUCTION The neoliberal economic model imposed in Chile has promoted export-oriented extractive industries, including mining, agroindustry and forestry. Studies show that the Chilean model of forest development is the main factor driving the loss of native forests[1] and associated biodiversity. This is having direct and devastating impacts on peasant communities and indigenous peoples, who depend on forests for food, traditional medicines and religious purposes. Hydroelectric and subsidised forest industry activities have been established on community …

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