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Mary Allegretti

Mary Allegretti, former secretary for the Amazon in Brazil's environment ministry, is a Brazilian anthropologist and independent researcher. From 1981 to 1988 she worked with rubber tapper Chico Mendes, helping define the national concept of protected areas for traditional communities.

Brazil's forest dwellers, often its best stewards, are trying hard to make a living from the standing forest. Read more

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