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Reforestation in the Atlantic rainforest

The Atlantic Rainforest, one of the most biodiverse and threatened biomes in the world, is experiencing an inspiring turnaround. Through dedicated environmental education programs, forward-thinking public policies and the production of native tree seedlings, great things have been achieved over the past two decades.

The goal: revitalization through restoration

The focus of Copaiba's project is the restoration and preservation of precious biodiversity. Through targeted measures, the project focuses on the regeneration of watersheds, the propagation of endangered plant species and the sequestration of carbon. But that's not all: Copaiba also focuses on environmental education, community development and the promotion of environmental policy measures.

This groundbreaking project has received widespread recognition for its tireless efforts to conserve the Atlantic Forest and its unique diversity.

Over 3,5 million indigenous seedlings were produced, over 600 hectares of forestland restored and over 320 landowners mobilized. This community, united by the mission to preserve and restore the Atlantic Forest, demonstrates how sustainable initiatives can achieve great things.

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The location: Atlantic region in Brazil

The project covers the Peixe and Camanducaia watersheds in the Atlantic Forest, one of the most threatened biomes in the world. Due to human settlement and previous agricultural activities, particularly coffee growing, many areas are severely degraded. Despite these challenges, the region continues to be home to rich biodiversity that urgently needs to be protected. Although secondary forests have formed after decades of natural regeneration, they lack the original diversity of species. Nevertheless, these forests serve as valuable resources for seeds and fruits that can help restore regional vegetation.

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Our partner: Copaiba

Copaiba was founded in 1999 by a group of friends who recognized the threat to the Atlantic Forest in Socorro and dedicated themselves to restoring the riparian forests. The NGO grew with new volunteers and organizations and developed comprehensive environmental projects, from restoring degraded land to producing indigenous seedlings. Copaíba runs environmental education activities for students and landowners and is supported by donations from individuals and businesses.

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