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My Little Forest

Universidad Mayor de San Simón, Bolivia 2005. Text: José Antonio Balderrama.

This is the story of two brothers who inherit equal portions of forest land from their father, an Andean farmer. One brother recognises the fragility of Nature, the other does not. Upon taking over management of their respective lots of land, each brother's experience is very different!

As the fable unfolds, we learn of the importance of soil and forest conservation. The tree featured in this little story is Polylepis, a native species of the Andes.