Douglas Trent Continues to Promote Sustainability Throughout Brazil

The American ecologist runs the oldest nature tour company in Brazil (founded in 1981), Focus Tours, alongside an NGO, ‘Focus Conservation Fund,’ as well as heading up the Brazilian NGO ‘Instituto Sustentar’ (Sustainability Institute) – in a lifelong mission to preserve nature and alleviate poverty.

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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