What was to have become yet another vast expanse of deforested timber and grazing land, is today a 100,000 hectare biosphere reserve called Huilo Huilo, the Mapuche Indian name for a waterfall.

Humanity may be responsible for countless attacks on nature, but at this nature reserve in Chile, efforts are being made to protect bio-diversity - and earn money.

The reserve - which is the size of some small European countries - was the brainchild of Ivone Reifshneider and partner Victor Peterman, a wealthy Chilean entrepreneur.

Al Jazeera's Lucia Newman reports from Neltume in the Patagonian jungle.

Source: Al Jazeera