World Rainforest Movement

Stop the corporate fire in Chile! Forest fires and their causes

PeA_Chile_thForest fires in the south of Chile have been very aggressive this year, affecting thousands of hectares of forests from three protected areas in the Araucanía region, south of Chile. On April 14th, a march was organized to denounce the root of the problem: the expansion of the forestry industry. The high concentration of land property and the intensive use of agrotoxics, together with the precarious working conditions for the majority of workers in the industry contribute to generating poverty and misery in the territories where these tree monocultures have impeded the existence of other ways of survival. The march denounced that it is not enough to put out fires. The increase and expansion of the tree plantations industry in Chile is the central problem.

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