Chief Raoni deserves the Nobel Peace Prize

For Nicolas Hulot, the Indian Chief Raoni deserves the Nobel Peace Prize

Updated the 30.11.12 at 16: 35

Nicolas Hulot said Friday that the Brazilian Indian Chief Raoni, tireless defender of the Amazon rainforest currently on a visit to France, would be a good candidate to the Nobel Peace Prize and that he saw in him an another Nelson Mandela.

“Chief Raoni was the hardening of a Nobel Prize in peace, when I hear it and looks, I find Mandela,” said Nicolas Hulot, at a press conference in Paris for the launch of the “Emergency Amazon” campaign. “It would have every reason to be resentful, as its territory and its culture continue to be desecrated, but there is only love and respect,” said the ecologist.

“We rely on the France to ask the Brazilian Government to respect our rights.”

The Indian Chief, whose combat was made famous by singer Sting in the early 1990s, performs a new trip to Europe to defend the rights of indigenous peoples and question about the responsibility of some countries Europeans in the deforestation of the Amazon. “We are counting on the France to ask the Brazilian Government to respect our rights, as the delimitation of certain territories, and we ask that help to protect the Amazon rainforest,” said Chief Raoni, now aged 82 years.

The Indian Chief was received Thursday by François Hollande. He will then visit in Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Monaco. Gert-Peter Bruch, president of The NGO World Amazon, which launches the “Emergency Amazon” campaign, with the support of the Nicolas Hulot Foundation, pointed to “the responsibility of the European consumption is involved in deforestation. Planet Amazon, which received the support of actor Vincent Cassel and Director Jan Kounen, denounces purchases of soy for European livestock, wood whose origin is not certified and the investments by French in dam projects.


3 thoughts on “Chief Raoni deserves the Nobel Peace Prize


    Nicolas Hulot (born April 30, 1955 in Lille, France – Officier of the Légion d’honneur, Chevalier des Arts et Lettres) is the founder and president of the Fondation Nicolas-Hulot, an environmental group first created in 1990.

    He is well known in France for his documentary show “Ushuaïa” which focuses on nature and the environment. In his documentaries, he draws attention to environmental damage caused by humans and changes that need to be made to protect the planet.

    His popularity has provided him with some influence in the French political debate. In 2007 he forced five of the major candidates to the French Presidential Election (including Nicolas Sarkozy) to sign an agreement which stated that the environmental crisis would have to become a high governmental priority.

    Nicolas Hulot was candidate in the Europe Écologie-The Greens primary for the French Presidential Election in 2012.[1] He lost to Eva Joly.

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