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Can myths and business coexist in the forests? -podcast

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Can myths and business coexist in the forests? In this Versus podcast episode post-doctoral researcher Violeta Gutiérrez-Zamora from Luke and Versus editor-in-chief Anna Heikkinen discuss the plural values and uses of the forests. 

We talk about mountain spirits in Mexico’s forests, reflect critically on Finnish forest management and ask whether the bamboo cultivation in Laos offers a genuinely sustainable alternative to use the forests.

Listen to the podcast (duration 25:02)

Podcast episode on Spotify: Can myths and business coexist in the forests?

”Community forest management (CFM) is a cultural and spiritual practice. It is a way of life developed by Indigenous Peoples and local communities, based on their cultural and spiritual vision of what nature is.” -Friends of the Earth International

The podcast is produced by Versus as a part of “Hyviä ympäristöuutisia”-project funded by Suomen Tiedetoimittajat.

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