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We're nearing a planetary break down Scary #climatechange - BUT CK is working on #sustainablity

Because of its landscapes and biodiversity, Chiapas is one of the most privileged states in Mexico. It’s also the birthplace of the Zapatista movement, whose beginnings in 1994 mark a historic moment in the fight for indigenous rights in modern Mexico. And so, with more than enough reason to visit this beautiful state, I headed toward the bus terminal and prepared myself for the 10-hour overnight trip that would take me to Luis Villafuerte, my contact and the director of DERMAC, one of our program partners in Chiapas. After an additional three hours of travel, we arrived in the community of Emilio Rebasa, located within the polygon of the Ocote biosphere reserve, which has been officially protected since 1982. The community is made up of about 90 families dedicated to subsistence agriculture, beekeeping and coffee production, the last of which is in constant decline due to...

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