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20 travellers protecting the planet: the Green List 2021

20 travellers protecting the planet: the Green List 2021

Tica MinamiTHE AMAZON SPOKESPERSONIndigenous communities are stewards of an estimated 65 per cent of the earth’s land, hosting 80 per cent of all biodiversity. ‘They hold the fate of humanity,’ says Tica Minami. In her role as campaign director at Greenpeace Brazil, she works with indigenous people on the frontline in the fight against deforestation. ‘The Amazon is referred to as the lungs of the world, but I think of it as the beating heart that drives global weather systems,’ she says. It is crucial to diminish this pressure, down to questioning if the food we are eating is connected with the clearing of the rainforest.