Chile's biosphere reserve 'rescued'

A 100,000-hectare reserve that was to become deforested grazing land is being conserved to protect biodiversity.

    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


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