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20.02.2012, 16:53 - OBRIGADO/THANKS - ROXY SNOWPRO 2012

  For the second time the truly aware organizers of the ROXY SNOWPRO 2012 in Saalbach/Hinterglemm Austria supported the Atlantic Rainforest Institution. They calculated the emissions created by the event. Considering mainly International flights of athletes, construction of the cou...

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17.03.2011, 18:31 - Small homepage-update soon! Stay tuned!!!

Look forward to our homepage-update in April. Learn more about two new ARFI-invovments on site in Itacaré: - the most poisoned snake in South America, a project in Serra Grande by Dr. Rodrigo.   and the rainforest school "bosque da passagem" which boarders our new ARFI-of...

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04.02.2011, 14:08 - PAYPAL relaunch in two weeks

We are in the process of creating a new Brazilian Paypal account. In the meantime our online-paypal service is not working. You can still transfer your donations to our bank account in Switzerland. Sorry for the inconvenience! Please add your email address on the payment slip, so we can send you a l...

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02.01.2011, 09:21 - FIRST OFFICE IN ITACARE

What began during the Breathe Festival in May 2010  is about to end in February 2011...., the construction of our first ever office in Itacaré, boardering the Rainforest school "Bosque da Passagem". We will shoot for an inauguration day in May 2011. We used recycled materials f...

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17.10.2010, 11:06 - WINNER RAINFOREST SWEEPSTAKE

September 26, 2010 Right before the official price-giving at this years Freestyle.ch in Zurich Switzerland, two of the finest snowboarders drew the winner of the summer Atlantic Rainforest sweepstake 2010, thanks JP Solberg and Nicolas Müller for helping out!   AND THE W...

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12.09.2010, 10:56 - CONSTRUCTION ARFI OFFICE

We are done updating our homepage. Now we can fully concentrate on the construction of our new office house in Itacaré, Brazil. During the awarness festival Breathe Brazil (www.breathefoundation.org) this may we started with the construction, hopefully we'll be done by the end of the year. Th...

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03.08.2010, 11:01 - Marine Protected Area - Abrolhos Region, Bahia

  Abrolhos National Park, Bahia, Brazil © Luciano Candisani      Teal : 025154 var imageWedgeControls = ["priImageID div span", "photoCaptionID div", "photoCreditID"]; collapseEmptyItems(imageWedgeControls); if (jQuery("#priImageID").css("...

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27.07.2010, 09:42 - Obama against clean energy solutions

Some Utilities Disappointed in Scaled-Back U.S. Energy Plan Senate Democrats’ decision to scale back energy legislation disappointed environmentalists, some utilities and the Obama administration, which took office promising to steer the U.S. economy away from fossil fuels Converse...

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15.07.2010, 15:42 - EU restricts the use of palm oil for biofuels

The Commission decided today to encourage industry, governments and NGOs to set up certification schemes for all types of biofuels, including those imported into the EU. It laid down what the schemes must do to be recognised by the Commission. This will help implement the EU's requirements t...

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15.07.2010, 15:02 - Offshore oil drilling in Brazil, crazy!!!

UK backing loans for 'risky' offshore oil drilling in Brazil Documents show the UK government ignored risks in subsidising oil extraction from nearly 2,000m deep in Atlantic waters The Petrobras P-52 oil platform in the Campos basin, 125km off the coast of Brazil....

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10.06.2010, 11:46 - ATLANTIC RAINFOREST CONTEST

ATLANTIC RAINFOREST CONTEST: Since we were super busy with the festival "Breathe/Respira Brazil" we couldn't promote the contest where you can win one months stay at the Eco-Villa. GOOD NEWS: The drawing will now be the end of this summer, SEPTEMBER 26 - during the freestyle.ch in Z&u...

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09.06.2010, 14:57 - BREATHE/RESPIRA BRAZIL 2010

REPORT BREATHE BRAZIL, June 2010 After a year of preparation, six weeks of on site build up, the second Breathe Foundation event completes an intensive 10-day program at Breathe/Respira Brazil in Itacaré over the 15th to 25th of May. Over 60 participants during the course of the...

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21.04.2010, 10:41 - ATLANTIC RAINFOREST CONTEST

Win ONE MONTH stay at the Eco-Villa Tranquilla in Brazil by sponsoring at least one square meter of Atlantic Rainforest at WWW.ATLANTICRAINFOREST.ORG. This constest ends MAY 31st!  First price value - over EUR 5'000.- !!!! ...

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29.03.2010, 13:01 - NEW BUSINESS LEADER - JUNGLE AG

With the ARFI we created the commercial project SuddenRush Guarana with the sole purpose to pay as much money/profit into the ARFI as possible. Even tough we didn't make any profit yet (3rd year) we already generated CHF 14'266.60 for the ARFI - this money was used to build, program and ...

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25.03.2010, 13:49 - rare-animal trafficking in brazil

TED Talks Biologist Juliana Machado Ferreira, a TED Senior Fellow, talks about her work helping to save birds and other animals stolen from the wild in Brazil. Once these animals are seized from smugglers, she asks, then what? Check:  http://www.ted.com/talks/juliana_machado_ferreira.html ...

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16.03.2010, 10:38 - Institution Headquater

Starting April 2010 we will build our institution headquater that is boardering the institution land. Like this we will have a local administration office in Itacaré and also a place to store fencing material and more. The budget for this construction is set at 7'000 Euro including all work, ...

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26.02.2010, 17:55 - BREATHE BRAZIL - MAY 15 to MAY 25, 2010

  What is Breathe/Respira Brazil and the Breathe Foundation? The Breathe Foundation does not confine itself to a specific field of expertise, rather works to identify and promote all individuals or organizations working on positive ideas, practical solutions and sustainab...

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08.02.2010, 02:42 - THE MOST BEAUTIFUL MOTH EVER

WHAT A GREAT WAY TO HIDE - LOOKS LIKE A LEAVE BUT IT'S NOT.... A moth is an insect closely related to the butterfly, both being of the orderLepidoptera. The differences between butterflies and moths are more than just taxonomy. Sometimes the names...

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06.01.2010, 15:59 - The UN declared 2010 the International Year of Biodiversity

  Welcome to the International Year of Biodiversity You are an integral part of nature; your fate is tightly linked with biodiversity, the huge variety of other animals and plants, the places they live and their surrounding environments, all over the world. You rely on this diversity of lif...

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04.01.2010, 16:36 - THE REAL STORY OF "CAP & TRADE"

  What is The Story of Cap & Trade?   The Story of Cap & Trade is a fast-paced, fact-filled look at the leading climate solution being discussed at Copenhagen and on Capitol Hill. Host Annie Leonard introduces the energy traders and Wall Street financiers at the heart of this ...

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31.12.2009, 14:10 - ROXY JAM 2010 CARBON NEUTRAL

Europe's biggest female freestyle snowboard event - "The Roxy Chicken Jam" will be held as a carbon neutral event. The compensation for the effects on the environment and the avoidance of CO2 and garbage are in the foreground. "The Quiksilver group being committed to sustainability ...

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09.12.2009, 17:24 - TOUCANS, SLOTH AND HUMMINGBIRDS

TOUCANS: The Black-necked Aracari (Pteroglossus aracari) is a species of bird in the Ramphastidae family. It is found in Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, and Venezuela. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and heavily degraded former forest. The aracaris ...

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20.11.2009, 14:19 - CHECK THE PICTURES OF A PARADISE THAT WE SHOULD ALL PROTECT!!!

 Surfers, protect your playground The surf community, always connected to this blue playground along with all other ocean lovers should mobilize and take action towards defending the preservation of marine coasts against irresponsible profit interests that do not bring sustainable developmen...

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21.10.2009, 09:39 - CLIMATE CHANGE - ACT NOW

  PLEASE TAKE 4 MINUTES OF YOUR TIME AND GET INSPIRED! CHECK THIS LINK: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kRP5x2MsAw    ...

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02.10.2009, 11:36 - Green Anaconda, Bromelias & the Nunbird

ANACONDA Scientific name: - eunectes murinus - Portuguese names: sucuri English name: Green Anaconda The Anaconda is the biggest snake in the world and lives in the Amazon as well as in the NorthEastern Atlantic Rainforest. A grown anaconda can reach ...

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16.09.2009, 11:22 - Local Monkeys - Birds & Mushrooms

MONKEYS Scientific name: - Callithrix kuhli - Portuguese names: mico estrela, sagüi, sauim, saguim English name: Weid's black-tufted-ear Marmoset This is the smallest primate in Bahia, endemic to the area south of the Rio de Contas. Only weights about 450g and lives in families from 5...

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12.09.2009, 12:26 - Welcome "Fabio" and "Leo" to the SRARFI active team!

SRARFI welcomes local biologist "Fabio Coppola" and local Ornithologist "Leo Patrial" on board! The two truly aware rainforest activists joined forces with us and will send us on a weekly basis pictures of local and endangered species on and around our institution land in It...

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10.09.2009, 11:09 - www.suddenrush.com - the surftravel agency

As a founder of Sudden Rush back in 1997 I still think it is a great thing to send kids and surfers to the ocean. Since this normally involves a flight to the ocean and back, which contributes to our climate problem, all I can do - to still fall asleep happy and aware is: to donate my personal ...

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19.08.2009, 23:50 - PORTO SUL NAO - NO TO THE SOUTH PORT IN ILHEUS, BAHIA, BRAZIL

Everything started when BAMIN - Bahia Mineraçào - sold a licence to a huge foreign Indian company that wants to explore the area of "Lago Encantada" for  minerals and ship it to China. The size of 1771 HECTARES was taken away by politicians and private industry interes...

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10.08.2009, 17:39 - How sneakers hurt the rainforest

www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtschaft/unternehmen-und-konjunktur/Wie-Turnschuhe-dem-Regenwald-schaden/story/30675065...

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09.07.2009, 18:38 - MAY 27 - DAY OF THE ATLANTIC RAINFOREST

May 27 - The DAY of the ATLANTIC RAINFOREST in Brazil * new studies show that the state of BAHIA (where we are based) alone lost 24'148 hectares of intact rainforest from 2005 - 2008! * try to imagine, line up over 24'000 football fields in your mind..... AND??? 500 years ago, at the Portuguese land...

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07.04.2009, 23:04 - NEW FACEBOOK FAN SITE

Check our "Non Profit Organization" now also NEW on Facebook Thanks for spreading the word!...

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13.03.2009, 10:58 - FRIENDSVERSION ONLINE

Hey GuysBack from breathecostarica.com, what a success!!!! (check youtube)The bugs from the BetaVersion are solved, since today "FRIENDS" version online.Please notify if you still find any bugs! Official launch soon to come!!PURA VIDA...

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17.02.2009, 12:06 - SUDDEN RUSH ARCTIC ONLINE AUCTION

The ARCTIC CHALLENGE, Europes most important snowboard event is taking place this weekend in Oslo, Norway. Terje Haakonsen, Shaun White, Nicolas Müller, Kevin Pearce, Gian Simmen and more athletes are signing their snowboard, goggles, guarana-displays, maybe even their underwear?! Bet online fr...

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