18 Jan '12, 11pm

Rolex Award for Brazilian helps attract $3 million to Atlantic Forest restoration:

Brazil’s great Atlantic forest rises again Send to a Friend Print Wending like delicate green tendrils across the chequered farming landscape of eastern Brazil are four corridors of hope. Prowled by ocelots, pumas and tapirs, these slender forest passages form links in a chain of renewal – for threatened wildlife, for an all-but vanished rainforest and for poor farmers and their families. When forester Laury Cullen Jr first moved to Pontal do Paranapanema in São Paulo State to study an endangered monkey, nine-tenths of the once-mighty Mata Atlantica, Brazil’s Atlantic Forest, had fallen. Cleared for timber and farms, its removal came at a devastating cost to the many hundreds of species of animals and plants living there, most of which are found nowhere else on Earth. Twenty years on and the relentless march of human progress has taken a hopeful turn. Corridors and islands...

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