BirthdayDecember 15, 1944
BirthplaceXapuri, Brazil

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Chico Mendes

    Full name: Chico Mendes
    Also known as: Chico Mendes, Mendes, Chico
    Professions: Brazilian politician

  2. Chico Mendes Death information

    Died: Thursday, 22nd of December, 1988 (Age: 44)

  3. Chico Mendes Biography

    Francisco Alves Mendes Filho, better known as Chico Mendes (December 15, 1944 – December 22, 1988), was a Brazilian rubber tapper, trade union leader and environmentalist. He fought to preserve the Amazon rainforest, and advocated for the human rights of Brazilian peasants and indigenous peoples. He was assassinated by a rancher on December 22, 1988. The Chico Mendes Institute for Conservation of Biodiversity (Instituto Chico Mendes de Conservação da Biodiversidade), a body under the jurisdiction of the Brazilian Ministry of the Environment, is named in his honor.

  4. Chico Mendes Family

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