February 22, 2024
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Forest Restoration in Brazil

By restoring thousands of hectares of forest in three states across Brazil: Goiás, Maranhão, and Piauí, we're helping to protect biodiversity in the Amazon, the Cerrado, and mangrove estuaries.
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Location

Brazil, South America

The growth of the agriculture industry is the main cause of deforestation in Brazil. Intensive farming techniques cause the soil to quickly wear down, escalate greenhouse gas emissions, and threaten the protection of traditional groups, indigenous people, and Quilombola communities. By reforesting nearly 30,000 hectares (115 sq. miles, 300 sq. kilometers) in the Amazon, the Cerrado, and along the coast we are helping restore ecosystems while creating financial opportunities for surrounding communities.

Accreditor

Eden Reforestation Projects is a nonprofit NGO that works in developing countries to rebuild natural landscapes destroyed by deforestation. Eden works directly with communities experiencing extreme poverty resulting from the deforestation and destruction of the land that sustains them.

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About

Planting team at the Macacos site sorting through mangrove propagules.

How we started

We began scouting project sites and recruiting local leaders in 2021. By working directly with traditional groups, indigenous people, Quilombola communities, and local governments, we are restoring Brazil's forests and creating financial opportunities for nearby communities, beginning in the Amazon, Cerrado, and coastal mangrove habitats. Today, our teams have planted millions of native trees, helping conserve and protect indigenous lands.

Planting native species in the Quilombola Kalunga Territory.

Where we're working

Tropical moist forest
  • Reforesting mangrove estuaries in the Amazon
  • Planting native red mangrove and white mangrove
  • Mangroves help stabilize shorelines, reduce erosion, and provide animal habitats

Tropical dry forest

  • Forest restoration in the Caatinga forest, a biome exclusive to Brazil
  • Planting native species such as Jurema Branca and Jatoba
  • Helping mitigate climate change and restore ecosystems
Tropical mountain system
  • Planting in the Cerrado tropical savanna
  • Around 12,000 plant species grow in the Cerrado and 4,000 of them are endemic
  • Partnering with indigenous communities to ensure long-term forest restoration

Details

Project Type
Reforestation
Location
Brazil, South America
Accreditor
Eden Reforestation Projects
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