Article about Chief Almir in Der Spiegel


This week, the international edition of the German newsmagazine Der Spiegel ran an in-depth profile of Chief Almir and the story of the Surui tribe.  It includes a detailed description of the Surui Carbon Project and 50-year plan, and some recent events regarding the monitoring and protection of the forest.  Just last week, the Surui intercepted three trucks from the neighboring state of Mato Grosso as they were about to drive off with illegally harvested mahogany.

An interesting sidenote: the Surui have invented a word for Google in their language: “ragogmakan,” meaning “the messenger.”

And a touching view of a generation gap that spans two worlds: Almir’s interactions with his 87-year old father, Marimop.

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    One Response to “Article about Chief Almir in Der Spiegel”

    1. Sarah says:

      Fantastic! Would be so good to have these environmentally focussed people have a bit more power in their hands. If the wonders of technology were to be paired with a passion for the Earth, the potential for sustainability awareness is limitless!

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