Protecting and Restoring the Amazon Rainforest, Brazil
The Amazon rainforest is home to the richest biodiversity of any ecosystem on the planet. A report in 2017 noted that 400 new species were discovered in the Amazon between 2014 and 2015, yet it is rapidly vanishing with increasing global demand for resources.
As part of the world’s largest tropical forest restoration, MyTrees will help Conservation International restore 73 million trees in the Amazon. The Amazon rainforest is home to the richest biodiversity of any ecosystem on the planet. Conservation International and their partners are restoring 73 million trees (around 74,000 acres) in the Brazilian Amazon as part of the world’s largest tropical forest restoration. This will help Brazil move towards its Paris Agreement target of reforesting 12 million hectares of land by 2030. The priority areas for the restoration effort include southern Amazonas, Rondônia, Acre, Pará and the Xingu watershed. Restoration activities will include the enrichment of existing secondary forest areas, sowing of selected native species, and, when necessary, direct planting of native species.
Climate: Approximately 18 million tons of CO2 sequestered
People: Project sets in motion the restoration supply chain, from seed collection to nursery production to plant maintenance and monitoring, leading to new livelihoods and increased income for local communities.
Biodiversity: increased biodiversity of trees, homes for local species including Armadillo, Toucan, Jaguar and Puma