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Adorable 4-year-old girl clears plastic from Brazilian beaches because otherwise 'fish and turtles die'

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Adorable 4-year-old girl clears plastic from Brazilian beaches because otherwise 'fish and turtles die'

A four-year-old girl has been filmed doing her bit for the environment, by picking up rubbish from the beaches of Brazil with her father.

Nina Gomes has been described as a “mini-defender of the ocean” by her father, who set up Institito Mar Urbano to fight marine disasters in Rio de Janeiro.

Using a paddle board, Mr Gomes collects waste from Rio’s Guanabara Bay, with his daughter picking up plastic bags and bottles to place into a mesh net.

When asked why she collects the rubbish, Nina replied: “Because [otherwise] fish and turtles die.”

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