Alihuen means Big Tree in the language of the indigenous Mapuche peoples of Chile. When Jeroen decided to settle in the rural Chepu province of Chiloe with his wife Grecia, this name was not taken lightly, for the farmland which it would represent has undertaken massive transformation from pasture to thriving forest.
This thirty minute film aims to promote awareness of some of the conservation issues that are facing the island of Chiloe and through Alihuen provide a case study of the ways in which they can be addressed in a practical and sustainable way and the associated flow-on of environmental and sociocultural benefits that can be achieved.
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