Brazil president gives nod to conservationist supermodel Gisele Bundchen

Jun 22, 2017, 08:33 IST | A Correspondent

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National Football League (NFL) star Tom Brady's supermodel wife Gisele Bundchen managed to achieve what conservationists and scientists have failed to do by persuading Brazil's president Michel Temer to veto a legislation that would have slashed protected reserves in the Amazon, reported The Guardian.

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Temer replied to a message from Bundchen to announce that he will veto plans to cut conservation in the Amazon. In her tweet last week, Bundchen urged Temer to block a bill that would have opened up 600,000 hectares (1.5m acres) of forest to development.

She wrote: "It's our job to protect our Mother Earth."

The Brazil president probably had a think about Bundchnen's suggestion thereafter. And replying to the model's tweet yesterday, he announced that he was vetoing the proposed legislation.

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