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What They're Saying
February 12th, 2014 4:08PM

TAGS:  fifa, world cup 2014


"More Brazilians are aware of the animal than before, but it hasn't resulted in more funds to help save it."

-- Rodrigo Castro, who runs the Caatinga Association for conservation, on the lack of profits from the sale of merchandise with the World Cup 2014 mascot Fuleco, a cartoon creature of a three-banded armadillo, going to protect the endangered creature. FIFA had said one of the key objectives of the World Cup was to serve as a platform to communicate the importance of the environment and ecology. (AP)

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