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Save The Planet

An Amazonian Tribal Leader Fights for his People, the Rainforest and the Earth

Almir Narayamoga Surui Corine Sombrun

144 pages
Schaffner Press Inc
Almir Sarayamoga Suruí, the Amazonian tribal chieftain of the indigenous Suruí people, is a leader in the fight to save the rainforest not only for the preservation of his land and people, but for the Earth’s and humanity’s survival as well. Joining forces with such high-tech corporations as Apple and Google Earth, Suruí has become a guardian of his people and a global activist, despite death threats and million dollar bounties on his head. A recipient of the Global Citizen Award in 2012, Suruí has calculated the direct cost of the loss of our rainforests—"the lungs of the Earth”—in terms of the total amount of Co2 that their destruction would release into the atmosphere, and the monetary loss that this would entail, and by using this carbon deficit formula, has leased access to pharmaceutical and cosmetic companies who have joined him in the stewardship of these endangered lands, their flora, fauna, and people.
Author Bio
Chief Almir Narayamoga Suruí, chieftain of the Paiter Surui people of the Rondonia region of the Amazon rainforest, has been a leader in the fight to save the earth's largest remaining rainforest, and has utilized modern technology to further this crusade. In developing a carbon deficit formula for his tribal lands and those of other neighboring tribes, he has created a system whereby the reforestation and preservation of the "lung of the Earth" are of greater financial worth than their destruction. Now, three years after the original publication of this book, he and his family and tribe continue to wage this battle against great odds for the environment and human rights, not only for Amazonian tribes, but for all indigenous people around the world. Corine Sombrun is the author of several books, including Journal of A Shaman's Apprentice(2002) In the Footsteps of Geronimo (2008), and Spirits of the Steppe: With the Last Shamans of Mongolia (2012). Born in Burkino Faso, Africa, in 1961, she studied music and musicology in Montreal, and while on assignment for the BBC World Service in 2001 in Mongolia was identified as a shaman herself by a Mongol shaman. A world traveler and lecturer, she has appeared on Ted Talks and furthers her studies on the corollary between shamanistic practice and neurological science. Julia Grawemeyer translates from French to English. Her first translation, Save the Planet by Corine Sombrun and Almir Narayamoga Surui, was released in July from Schaffner Press. She has taught French and Creative Writing at the university level and she currently teaches French at Grandview Heights Middle School.