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The rainforest guard

Marina Silva resigned as Environment Minister to save the Amazon. But this year's Sofie award winner does not want the rainforest to become a museum.

Wednesday 1. April, it was announced that Brazil's former Minister of Environment, Marina Silva, will be awarded this year Sophie Price for their work in securing the Amazon rainforest. The Price of 100 The 000 US Dollar was created by Jostein Gaarder and Siri Dannevig in 1997, and goes to individuals and organizations who "have pioneered alternatives to today's development and / or implemented various alternatives".

- Congratulations on the Sofie award! What does this mean for your work?

- First and foremost, this gives strength. This is positive because it makes the fight for the Amazon more visible.

- When did you decide to fight for the Amazon?

- I was born in the rainforest, and lived there until I was 15 years old. My family was rubber taps, and since I was a child I have always had close contact with nature and the people who live there. When I started studying, I became involved in politics. . .

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