John Cain Carter

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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.[1][2][3] 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.[4] 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.[2]


  1. ^ Peck, Clint, Beef Magazine, Envirobeef, retrieved 2008-10-07 
  2. ^ a b Butler, Tina,, Saving the Amazon Rainforest Through Agricultural Certification, retrieved 2008-10-07 
  3. ^ Butler, Rhett,, Can cattle ranchers and soy farmers save the Amazon rainforest?, retrieved 2010-01-30 
  4. ^ The Economist (2005-05-26). "The Amazon's Texan Saviour" (PDF). The Economist. Retrieved 2008-10-07. 

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