Environmental Milestones


FORESTS
12/22/1988
Brazilian labor and environmental leader Chico Mendes is murdered by cattle ranchers. Representing 70,000 rubber tappers, Mendes had advocated the sustainable use of Brazil's forests as extractive reserves rather than clearing them for timber and grazing. The killing brings international attention to the widespread liquidation of tropical rainforests.

Source

The Case of Chico Mendes

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