RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A new sponsor for Rio de Janeiro’s iconic Lagoa has been found. The auction to support the Mangroves of the Lagoon Project has been won by Águas do Rio, a company that supplies water to much of the center, south, and north zones.
The famous lagoon located in Rio de Janeiro’s South Zone used to be a cesspool of pollution and was severely ecologically degraded.
Then 32 years ago, biologist Mario Moscatelli began to recuperate the area, planting over the 4,000 mangrove trees in three decades. These trees can be seen all around . . .