Rio’s River Conservation Program Revived with Community Education

Many of the city’s waterways are in dire states, being inundated by both chemical pollution, raw sewage and litter.

By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On March 3rd the Secretary of the Environment and Conservation for the city of Rio de Janeiro (Seconserma) announced that they were to resume a river protection program under the name ‘Conservado Rios’ (River Conservation).

On March 28th the mayor of Rio de Janeiro, Marcelo Crivella, inspected the project, announcing that, "We're going from house to house and talking to people not to throw rubbish in the waterways."

Adding, "These waste products run down the river, clog drains and can bring rats, snakes and insects to homes, as well as . . .

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