Leonidas belongs to the community of Mushullakta, which neighbors with the Sumaco-Napo-Galeras ecological reserve, in the province of Napo.
He is restoring 5 hectares of land: he plants native trees and rehabilitates wetlands, (which have been lost to deforestation and the cultivation of naranjilla and guayusa monoculture crops), among many other tasks.
Leonidas is an indigenous Kichwa. They are the guardians of the reserve that neighbors their community’s lands. Once his land is restored, the millions of species that live on the reserve will have more territory to spread.