By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Since arriving in 1980 with an Honors Degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Kansas, American ecologist Douglas Trent has been fascinated by Brazil, the most bio-diverse nation on the planet. He now heads up two NGOs, the oldest nature tour company in Brazil, and a host of other projects in a mission to preserve the natural treasures of his adopted country.

Focus Tours, founded by Trent in 1981 and still running today, was the original vehicle that kick-started his mission of conservation and education, which has seen . . .

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