A photo of Leydy Pech, a Mayan beekeeper

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Leydy Pech, a Mayan beekeeper, launched a legal battle to protect the environment and the Indigenous Mayan community’s ancient practice of beekeeping. Now she is a 2020 Goldman Environmental Prize winner.

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Leydy Pech is a Mayan beekeeper known as “the guardian of bees." In this picture, Leydy is holding a flower called tajonal, a source of nectar for the bees in Yucatan and the surrounding region.

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