I kind of thought Mel Gibsonwas lost in a rain-forest having not read his name in a long time, but little did I know he’s flying around the world (geez…hope he’s at least buying carbon credits) speaking out to support the Mirador Basin Project in Guatemala. This is the last bit of virgin rain-forest in Central America (read that again please)! This land has significant anthropological value and interest due to it being the home of the largest and earliest Mayan cities. This place inspired Mel’s hit movie Apocalypto.
Mel’s in Malaysia drumming up interest and money to help fund this fascinating project. He’s also chairman of the Foundation for Anthropological Research and Environmental Studies(FARES), which is a sponsor of the Mirador Basin Project. Check out their good works. I’m going to go rent Apocalypto.