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Brazil: Atlantic Forest Reforestation

Environmental protection

Brazil: Atlantic Forest Reforestation

Objective: reconnect the Brazilian Atlantic Forest fragment.

  • Status

    Project completed

  • Location Rio de Janeiro (Casimiro de Abreu)

4 years focusing on the preservation of Brazils ecosystem Time to organise the maintenance of the Atlantic forest. 

The Atlantic Forest ranks as the 34th Earths biodiversity hotspot thanks to its remarkably high numbers of endemic plants and vertebrate species. However, the loss of forest cover and ecosystem services in addition to climate change threaten the human population and their livelihood. 

Since 2009 the Foundation is involved with this project. It helped restore 240 hectares in two very critical sites, enhanced the networking of seed collectors and nurseries covering almost 1000 hectares in key areas of Atlantic Forest Central Corridor.  And more than 100 people from 11 communities were trained and involved in the restoration maintenance effort. 

Afterwards, the project also focused on the sustainability of these results providing funds for site's maintenance and consolidating the "Pact for Atlantic forest restoration' (120 NGOs taking care of forest restoration) thanks to a common database. 

Conservaçao Internacional Brasil 

The organisation fights to prevent climate change and protect the rich Brazilian environment and eco system. It deals with climate change; water, food and health security together with biodiversity and cultural preservation. 

Sponsor: Philippe Deleur

  • Promoter

    Valeria Pinto