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Any Questions?

This blog has attracted very few comments so far, so I thought I’d just mention that if you have any unanswered questions I will try to reply promptly. Your questions can be about the expedition or more broadly about the environment and people of the Xingu basin – or even about the larger issues affecting the whole of the Amazon. I will do my best to answer them and/or point you in the direction of other sites or organisations.

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Season’s Greetings

Happy Christmas, or whatever alternative festivity you may be involved with.

We have received several donations over the festive season, including one from our son, which is particularly appreciated. Our fundraising is now beginning to move forward, but we still have quite a way to go to reach our target.

Our very best wishes go out to everyone across the world, whoever you may be and wherever you are. We wish you a happy annual break, filled with hopes and expectations that 2007 will be a significant turning point for the global environment and all those people involved, both directly and indirectly, in activities to reverse global warming.

Love

Patrick & Sue

The Flying Borduna Campaign

The Flying Borduna campaign starts today.

The Borduna is the fighting club of the rainforest Indians of the Amazon. It is a symbol of their cultural strength and independence. We are using it as a vehicle to carry our fundraising. We are asking our supporters to pass the borduna on, and if possible to make a donation to help us with or work. You can view the borduna and download a copy of an email you can pass on here:
http://www.ipcst.org/images/flyingborduna.htm.

We are asking for your support because the Indians need to protect the rainforest where they live, which is threatened on all sides. We need to help them to protect it because it is an important climate change regulator, home to more than half of the species of plants and animals on our planet, and a vital reservoir of carbon. Please help us to help them. We support small, community-based projects which bring a direct and immediate benefit to the people of the rain forest.