How often do you get the chance to escape into nature? Studies have shown it can have positive effects on mental wellbeing – but who has the time these days?
No fewer than 25 different species of medium or large land mammals have been spotted by camera traps in sites we’re restoring with IPÊ in Pontal, Brazil.
This clip and thousands more hours of forest sounds have been collected in our Pontal restoration areas, as well as in neighbouring forests and farmland, as part of our collaboration with Rainforest Connection.
This Atlantic Forest Day, meet Cris, WeForest’s Brazil Manager.
The first flux tower ever to be built over a restoration forest is now 3.5m tall, and has a complete lightning rod system and meteorological station installed so far.
Some new research has shown that agroforestry could be an important part of landscape-scale approaches to restore Brazil’s Atlantic Forest, a biodiversity hotspot and the country’s most endangered biome.
The Amazon is burning and Brazil’s government is refusing to take responsibility. Does it still make sense for WeForest to stay active there and even develop two new restoration projects? Short answer: Yes, it very much does.
Agriculture is one of the main pillars for the Brazilian economy: 25% of the GDP over the past two decades was made up by agriculture and animal husbandry. Furthermore Brazil is the fourth largest food producer in the world and ranks as the number one crop producer (such as soy, sugarcane and maize). However, it seems like these numbers go hand in hand with Brazil being a large deforester.
Explaining the Brazilian Forest Code, the consequences this Code has for WeForests´ reforestation projects in Brazil and how our current projects will not be affected by actions taken by the newly elected president.