“I thought I was fighting to save the Amazon rainforest. Now I realise I am fighting for humanity.”
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“I thought I was fighting to save the Amazon rainforest. Now I realise I am fighting for humanity.”

As the Amazon Rainforest is under attack, indigenous conservation methods are proving to be ingenious weapons in its defence. FairPlanet spoke with tribal leaders about how they are safeguarding their home - and the lungs of the earth - from destruction.

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