Michel Temer replies to message from Brazilian supermodel to announce he will veto plans to cut conservation in the Amazon

The Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen appears to have succeeded where conservationists and scientists have failed: by persuading the president, Michel Temer, to veto legislation that would have slashed protected reserves in the Amazon.

In a Twitter post last week, Bündchen urged Temer to block a bill that would have opened up 600,000 hectares (1.5m acres) of forest to development. The model – who has long been a supporter of of WWF – tweeted: “It’s our job to protect Mother Earth.”

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