El Pacto del Bosque – The Call of the Forest

This letter from Bolivian legislators,  state and local officials, and indigenous community leaders in Bolivia, calls on companies that sell or invest in meat, soy and other commodities to take immediate action to ensure that their supply chain and investments are free of any connection to the destruction of Bolivia’s highly biodiverse forests. International companies are playing a leading role in destroying approximately 700,000 acres of Bolivia’s forests per year.
These forests are critical for the climate and the indigenous communities that rely on them. Bolivia can develop and grow its agricultural sector without destroying these forests by focusing development on the more than 11 million acres of previously deforested land in Bolivia.