Fifty years ago an amateur team from Australia made its World Cup debut against Chile, one of the oldest national teams in the South American federation. That first meeting ended in a nil-all draw. In 2014 they face off again in Brazil. And our little green frog thinks the two countries remain well matched—not just in football.
Kicking off the World Cup 2014, tournament host and giant, Brazil takes on Croatia. For the Rainforest Alliance, this is a game of two halves: one celebrating some of the best football talent in the world, the other embracing sustainability and biodiversity.
Today, we introduce the countries in Groups A and B of the World Cup, seen through the eyes of our little green frog.
The Rainforest Alliance is working with 12 tourism businesses in the Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve to improve their facilities, making them more sustainable and prepared to receive visitors from all over the world.