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Chico Mendez was born in Brazil. He and his family wroked in the forests to earn money by taking rubber from the trees.
Some parts of the Amazon Forest were burnt by the businessmen to build roads, stations.. Chico was determined and worked against them.
Chico spoke to the politicians to stop the businessmen who burnt the forest but Brazilian government didn't support him.
Chico was taken to prison because he didn't stop fighting for the forest.
In 1985, Chico went to the US to ask for support to save the Amazon Forest.
In 1988 Chico was murdered in front of his house. In spite of his death, his ideas were followed by many people.