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Soka’s Amazonian Institute Launches an Afforestation Project

MANAUS, Brazil, March 16—The Soka Institute for Environmental Studies and Research of the Amazon and the Rede Amazônia Foundation launched a new schoolyard afforestation project aiming to plant some 3,000 saplings at 306 elementary and middle schools in the city of Manaus, which lies on the Amazon River.

SGI President Ikeda has called the Amazon rainforest “a great storehouse of biodiversity—a priceless treasure that contributes immensely to our survival on this planet” (July 8, 2005, World Tribune, p. 2).

The website of the Soka Institute has been revamped and now features English text. See:

This article was adapted from the March 25 issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, the Soka Gakkai’s daily newspaper.

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