Victory for Nature

March 25, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

On October 19, 2011, over 1000 Indigenous protesters marched 250 miles from the lowland jungles of Bolivia arriving in La Paz after almost 3 months trekking the treacherous journey.

The marchers were met with a heroes welcome by tens of thousands of chanting supporters when the reached the city centre. 

The group has been protesting a proposed new road in the Bolivian Amazon that will pass through the TIPNIS nature preserve which boasts exceptional levels of rainforest biodiversity.

Indigenous people who live in Tipnis occupied the main plaza in La Paz until their demands were met with President Evo Morales. 
 
The President has since scrapped the controversial road project.


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