Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 1996
This description of Lucas Chiappe's work was prepared when Lucas Chiappe was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1996.
In the Patagonian forests of southern Argentina, Lucas Chiappe, a photographer, farmer and environmentalist, has developed an innovative program to protect and link the sub-Antarctic ancient forests of Chile, Argentina, New Zealand, and Australia. In Patagonia during the initial stage of that effort, he has established independent and self-sustaining local groups throughout the region working to educate citizens, publicize the problem of environmental degradation, form relationships with appropriate government institutions and apply constant pressure on the government to establish a chain of protected natural areas in the region.
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