Less than 2% of the original cover of Brazil’s south-eastern Atlantic Forest survives, despite being a globally important hotspot for threatened trees. The small fragments that remain are under continuous disturbance from uncontrolled sprawl of urban development and agricultural activities.
Working with our partners Arariba Botanic Gardens, which is based within the semi-deciduous Atlantic Forests, with over 30 years’ experience in ecosystem restoration its aim is to restore degraded farmland that has been used for pasture, coffee and sugar plantations as part of an integrated conservation plan. A key part of this project will be public outreach – raising much needed awareness for conservation issues in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest.
At least 400 tree species are threatened with extinction in Brazil. Help us save them.