Santa María Yavesía
is a village in Oaxaca, Mexico, that has more than 9000 hectares of virgin forests.
In the 80’s the biodiversity of these pristine forests was endangered.
“For three years, we used to eat only potatoes when guarding the forest. We would stay there for three-four days without coming back to the village. All this without remuneration,” says Eliel Cruz Pérez.