Severiana Domínguez González (Mexico) illustrated by Sino Ngwane (South Africa)
Chinantec Peoples /Chinantla, San Lucas Ojitlán, Mexico
Puebla Chinantec /Chinantla, San Lucas Ojitlán, México
Technical Coordinator, Chinantla Regional Environmental Fund, Oaxaca, A.C
Coordinadora Técnica, Fondo Ambiental Regional de la Chinantla, Oaxaca, A.C
In Their Own Words
What we seek above all is to guarantee social and environmental safeguards and to be able to be visible to other actors and entities so that they know that we can contribute.
Lo que procuramos sobre todo es garantizar salvaguardas sociales y ambientales y la es poder ser visibles a otros actores y entes por que ellos sepan que podamos contribuir.
Severiana's Call to Action
It is essential that local efforts be linked with national activities, especially within legal and institutional frameworks. It is extremely necessary that the native communities are recognized as a reservoir for the conservation of natural resources and, above all, that they be consulted. Because, if they are not, they run the risk of being expropriated again.
Es esencial que se logre vincular los esfuerzos locales con las