Friday, June 29, 2007

Fundação SOS Mata Atlântica

Henry David Thoreau used to say "that government is best which governs not at all". This is certainly visible in Brazil, where NGO´s fill up the vacuum that the government leaves behind. The Fundação SOS Mata Atlântica is one of those examples. It was created in 1986 and sees it as its mission to defend the remainders of the Mata Atlântica, the non-tropical rainforest near the coast. The forests around Rio are an example of these Atlantic forests. This TV commercial is currently shown on Brazilian TV and stresses that the law on the protection of the Mata Atlântica doesn´t stay just on paper.

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