Wednesday, March 23, 2011

John Cain Carter: Balancing Ranching and Ecosystems in Amazon

A native of San Antonio, Texas, John Cain Carter currently ranches with his in-laws in Mato Grosso, Brazil. After witnessing the unfathomable speed at which the Amazon rainforest is being cleared, John formed the “Alliance of the Land” conservation group to help slow the destruction of the rainforest and create a sustainable balance between agriculture and the rainforest ecosystem.

Video 1:
John Carter, a 1993 graduate of TCU's Ranch Management program and founder of Alianca da Terra, is interviewed by TCU Magazine Kathryn Hopper about his efforts to save the Brazilian rain forest and encourage Brazilian ranchers and other food producers to practice sustainable agriculture.

Video 2: John Carter on David Letterman


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