From Humble Roots, a Restoration Plan in Brazil Aims for 1.5m Hectares of Forest

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  • The Conservador da Mantiqueira program in Brazil has helped to restore 5000 hectares of forest cover in a watershed area that serves São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerais.
  • To date the project has planted 2 million native trees.
  • “All this work is aimed not only to improve the environmental quality of the Indigenous land, but also to sustain the survival of the Indigenous people in the long term” said Adriana Kfouri, a member of the Conservador da Mantiqueira management committee and director of The Nature Conservancy’s Mantiqueira region.

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