Chico Mendes Extractive Reserve, state of Acre, Brazil

Named in memory of Mendes (1944-1988), seen here at his home in Xapuri. He wrote: "At first I thought I was fighting to save rubber trees, then I thought I was fighting to save the Amazon rainforest. Now I realize I am fighting for humanity."

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First posted 30 July 2019.

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First posted 8/2019