Wildlife ranger reveals his shame having once hunted the animals he now protects and describes how a monkey changed his life
Living in a poor farming community, where hunting animals is the norm, Jesus had the strength to change his life. Now he dedicates his time to planting trees and flowers for the animals and birds.
Jesus works for conservation organisation Fundación EcoMinga, who are protecting the forests of the Rio Pastaza valley; this small, specific region in the eastern Andes of Ecuador supports higher plant endemism – species found nowhere else on Earth – than the Galapagos Islands.
You can support Jesus and other rangers across the planet, by donating to Keepers of the Wild by the World Land Trust.