John Cain Carter

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John Cain Carter (born 1966 in San Antonio, Texas) is a cattle rancher and conservationist who started the Brazilian rainforest conservation organization, Aliança da Terra.[1][2][3] Carter moved to Brazil from Texas in 1996, where he and his wife managed an 8200 hectare cattle ranch between 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]


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  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?, archived from the original on 2010-01-07, retrieved 2010-01-30
  4. ^ The Economist (2005-05-26). "The Amazon's Texan Saviour" (PDF). The Economist. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-11-10. Retrieved 2008-10-07.

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