The Damage Being Done To The Amazon Rainforest Has Taken A Turn For The Worse

Prince Harry Took A Trip to São Paulo Back In 2014

Now let’s go back to the days before São Paolo was without light. Here is a photo of Prince Harry circa 2014 planting a tree. During this trip, he visited with people of São Paolo on his tour of Mata Atlantica, or the Atlantic Rainforest.

Prince Harry shoves the dirt around a small tree he's planted.
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Niall Carson/PA Images via Getty Images

The Atlantic Rainforest, though it still has a host of necessary benefits to humanity, is far smaller than the Amazon rainforest. A map shows that Brazil is home to portions of both rainforests, and at the time of the Prince’s visit, the Atlantic rainforest is where he planted this tree. Little did they know that a handful of years later, trees being burned in Amazonia would nearly paint the town black.