Saturday, 14 June 2008

Mamiraua Eco-station

was founded by my late friend Marcio Ayres and Luis Carlos Marigo and certainly others Brazilian conservationist. It has more than one million hectares of Amazon floodplain, an ecossystem that represents less the 5% of the Amazon Basin.

I had the privilege of visiting several times, the latest with Alan Dean Foster, author of Startrek, Starwars, Alien and hundreds of other sci-fi books.

The result of our visit was The drowning World, a sci-fi book with the atmosphere based in the Varzea.

My dear Alan dedicated it to me, how cool.

Other good memories of Mamiraua included amazing sights of White Uakari, a.k.a.English monkeys used as flagship of the project.

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