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Sting joins Prince Charles in sending out rainforest SOS.

London, Sep 30 (ANI): Brit musician Gordon Sumner, a.k.a. Sting, has recorded a new version of his classic hit 'Message in a Bottle' to join Prince Charles in sending out an SOS to help save the world's rainforests.

Sting, 57, is supporting a new initiative by the Prince's Rainforests Project to encourage people around the world to text a rainforest SOS message to help bring pressure to bear to halt the deforestation of the vital eco-systems and combat global warming.

"Thirty years ago, I wrote Message In A Bottle. Today, I'm joining forces with His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales and many others supporting the Prince's Rainforests Project to send an SOS to the world," the Daily Express quoted him as saying in his message recorded for the video.

"Sending your SOS is easy, and can help create the climate for change. If there is one thing you do today, make it this," he stated.

The pop star is a well-known environmental campaigner who established his own Rainforest Foundation, aimed at protecting both the environment and indigenous peoples, after visiting the Amazon rainforest in 1987.

Charles established his project two years ago to try to highlight attempts to make the forests "worth more alive than dead".

The heir to the throne has now released a special video compilation featuring SOS messages from famous supporters such as David Attenborough, Joanna Lumley, Stephen Fry and Rod Stewart alongside footage of rainforests both thriving and destroyed with the Police's Message In A Bottle song as the soundtrack.

The Prince's Rainforest SOS campaign will culminate at a major rainforest event hosted by Charles in November.

A cross-section of messages will be included in a special edition of a book of rainforest photographs to be given to world leaders before the climate change summit in Copenhagen in December.

Supporters can send their messages by visiting www.rainforestsos.org or texting SOS with their full name to 0777. (ANI)

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