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The Legacy of Chico Mendes

It's impossible to talk about forests in Acre, Brazil, without mentioning the state's home-grown hero: rubber-tapper, union-leader and Amazon-defender Chico Mendes.Director of Acre's Library of the Forest Marcos Afonso talks about Mendes' legacy, and the unique role of the Library.Music permission obtained from Carlos Alberto Benjamin for his song "Saudades do Seringal."To learn more, and for more stories of CIFOR's work in the Amazon, visit http://blog.cifor.org/amazon

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