Near the major city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is an important green haven called the Camboatá forest. It is home to over 200,000 trees and hundreds of species of fauna. When Rio de Janeiro’s city government announced their plans to destroy this forest to build a race course, Tearfund’s partner, We in Creation Rio de Janeiro, joined the SOS Camboatá Forest Movement to prevent this environmental disaster. The SOS Camboatá Forest Movement is an organized civil society initiative, integrating residents from the surroundings of the Camboatá Forest, social and community leaders, and professionals in the areas of urbanism, education, economics and the environment.
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