Fundación Bosques & Vida

The Bosques & Vida Foundation is a private non-profit organization that was created with the purpose of recovering, maintaining and conserving the native forests of the Andes. We work through Reforestation, thus slowing down the serious process of desertification and erosion suffered by the ecosystems and recovering and improving the exceptional Andean Environmental and Cultural Heritage.

Together with the communities, increase the native forests of the Chilean Andes, generating local employment and active conservation of resources, involving society in the recovery of its forests, wetlands and heritage. Our restoration actions bring socio-environmental benefits to the territories.  

Restoration Leaders

Juan Ignacio Boudon

Fundación Bosques & Vida Director

Juan Ignacio is a business and tourism management engineer, with a postgraduate degree in sustainable tourism. He has dedicated his career to the development and management of protected wild areas in Chile, working with local indigenous communities that have a close connection with the flora and fauna of these conservation areas. He simultaneously focuses on the protection of the cultural heritage associated with these territories. In addition to his work at CONAF, he is currently a member of the board of the Fundación Geoglifos de Tarapacá, a non-governmental organization that promotes the conservation, dissemination, and research of the geoglyphs of northern Chile.

Richard Challapa

Fundación Bosques & Vida Leader

Juan Ignacio is a business and tourism management engineer, with a postgraduate degree in sustainable tourism. He has dedicated his career to the development and management of protected wild areas in Chile, working with local indigenous communities that have a close connection with the flora and fauna of these conservation areas. He simultaneously focuses on the protection of the cultural heritage associated with these territories. In addition to his work at CONAF, he is currently a member of the board of the Fundación Geoglifos de Tarapacá, a non-governmental organization that promotes the conservation, dissemination, and research of the geoglyphs of northern Chile.

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