trees planted 13,388,086
hectares restored 24,429
since 2012

Restoring the lungs of the Earth

Dubbed the farm of the world, Brazil’s forests have been cleared mostly for cattle holding and growing fodder to satisfy worldwide meat consumption. We are restoring the Atlantic Forest, which used to be as lush (and as threatened) as the Amazon. Today, only about 20% of the forest remains. Your trees here are protecting 60% of Brazil’s endangered species of animals and plants. This means that each tree has a significant impact on wildlife. We are also working with farmer families to plant trees in agroforestry and regenerative agriculture systems in the eastern part of the Amazon.

Planting method

tree nurseries, firefighting, agroforestry

Planting season

Year-round (depending on location)

Main threats

Overgrazing, Fires

Wildlife protected

Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, Freshwater fish


Current environmental politics

Top trees species

Euterpe edulis
Native Species Endangered
Cedrela fissilis
Native Species Endangered
Schinus terebinthifolia
Native Species
Acrocomia aculeata
Native Species Endangered
Aegiphila integrifolia
Native Species
Alchornea sidifolia
Native Species

Brazil's Atlantic Forest

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