Literally a pact, PACTO is an organization of more than 300 tree-planting companies uniting their power and knowledge to reforest the former Atlantic Rainforest along Brazil's Eastern coastal strip.
Installs of Ecosia have increased by a 1000% in only a week. The Amazon fires have brought Ecosia much attention and we are responding to the trust our (new) users put in us by increasing our efforts in Brazil.
A sense of insecurity reigns among environmental organizations in Brazil. Bolsonaro's policies are weakening the work of conservationists and threatening the Amazon Forest as a result.
Meet some of the more than 300 organizations within PACTO, Ecosia's tree-planting partners in Brazil.
Since Bolsonaro's rise to power, deforestation in Brazil has drastically increased. As a reaction, Ecosia has committed to planting 1 million additional trees in Brazil.
The fires are often started on purpose – and illegally – by cattle farmers trying to expand their pastures.