“When I was seven I saw an advertisement for the Amazon on TV about how the forest was being destroyed so rapidly and, for me most importantly at that moment, how the most magical animals were on the edge of extinction. So I was seven when I first told my mom: “I am going to buy the rainforest, so that it is under my protection!”. I never forgot what I said that day, so when I was sixteen I first tried to start a foundation concerning the conservation of the rainforest.
This did not work out yet, because I had to focus on my education. Four years later, when I just turned twenty, I got in to contact with the Save the Native Forest foundation. The moment I heard about their great initiative it felt like I could finally realize the dream of a seven year old boy.”