British rocker Sir Mick Jagger has been made an honorary ambassador for the Amazon rainforest. The Rolling Stones legend, who is now on a South American tour, was handed the honor by officials at the Peruvian government.
Specifically, he is now the ambassador for the Madre de Dios area, a region which borders both Brazil and Bolivia. Jagger received the new title at a special ceremony during which he was given gifts created by people indigenous to the region, including bows, arrows, necklaces and feathered headdress.
Jagger’s job as ambassador is to help bring awareness to the protection of Peru’s delicate ecosystem.A representative for the area told the star during the ceremony in Peru, “You are our ally. Your presence is a great support in our fight to protect our ecology, to the effort to draw world attention to the Madre de Dios area.”
The 68-year-old Jagger has also travelled to Lima with his partner L’Wren Scott to visit President Ollatna Humala during his trip.Singer, songwriter, actor and producer, Michael Phillip Jagger was born on July 26, 1943, in Dartford, England. As the lead singer of the Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger has become a rock legend for his gritty, blues-influenced songs and for his charismatic stage presence. He has been delighting fans for more than four decades.
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