Murdered trying to save the rain forest.

Lets save the rain forest. Sounds nice and easy. Right? Well in reality some people that live in the jungle in Peru die trying to save their home in the rain forest. Edwin Chota was one of those people.


Gunned down over trees that are worth big money. Edwin Chota was gunned down with some other men trying to defend the jungle that they called home. The corruption is so bad in some governments and the trees worth so much money, that Edwin Chota’s life wasn’t worth a shit to the people that murdered him.

Edwin Chota was someone in the way of easy money. For now the illegal logging continues in Peru.

His family fled the jungle after he was murdered.

Here is a link to a good article on Edwin Chota.

Original photo: Emory Richey