John Cain Carter
John Cain Carter (born 1966 in San Antonio, Texas) is a cattle rancher and environmentalist who started the Brazilian rainforest conservation organization, Aliança da Terra. Carter moved to Brazil from Texas in 1996, and now owns an 8,100 hectare (20,000 acre) ranch near the Xingu and Amazon rivers in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso. Shocked by the rapid deforestation occurring in the Amazon Rainforest, Carter started Aliança da Terra to provide economic incentives for farmers and ranchers to preserve the forest land.
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