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Beto Ricardo

Country: Brazil

Tarcísio Feitosa

Tarcísio Feitosa documented extensive illegal logging and helped a grassroots environmental coalition create the world’s largest group of protected tropical forest regions.

Marina Silva

A central figure in deforestation protests with the late Chico Mendes, Marina Silva helped establish a 2-million-hectare reserve managed by traditional communities.

Carlos Alberto Ricardo

Beto Ricardo has been a pioneer in advancing the links between human rights and environmental protection for over 25 years.