Brazil – Reforestation
Rampant deforestation from cattle ranching, agriculture, and logging threaten these ecosystems and the people who rely on them. Encompassing the Amazon rainforest, thousands of miles of mangrove coastline, and the Cerrado savanna, Brazil is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world. These habitats are home to 15-20% of the world’s diversity including the blond capuchin monkey, the maned three-toed sloth, and the golden parakeet.
Our partner Eden began scouting planting locations and recruiting leaders in 2021. Eden is working closely with indigenous groups and local teams to restore forests and create financial opportunities for nearby communities, beginning in the Amazon, Cerrado, and coastal mangrove habitats.
Within Brazil we are planting in three distinct environments:
1: Costal Mangroves
This is a Mangrove reforestation and restoration project. Reducing erosion, stabilize shorelines, and provide habitats for a variety of marine and avian species.
2: Amazon Rainforest
This is a tropical forest restoration projects. The project protects thousands of endemic plant and animal species.
This project will reforest land devastated by large agricultural farms and slash and burn practices. This project is critical as it prevents desertification since the Cerrado is regarded as Brazil’s “water tank” that feeds the Amazon and other large reservoirs
Photo credit: Eden Reforestation Projects