Mata no Peito: Protect & Replant Brazilian Forests

 
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Mata no Peito: Protect & Replant Brazilian Forests

Mata no Peito: Protect & Replant Brazilian Forests
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Aerial view of the Amazon

Aerial view of the Amazon
Brazil is home to over half of the planet's forests including the Amazon and the Atlantic Forest. (view small | med | large | orig)

Forests stablilize the global climate

Forests stablilize the global climate
As the lungs of the planet, forests absorb and recycle CO2, helping to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions and stabilize the climate. (view small | med | large | orig)

The forest is an economic resource

The forest is an economic resource
Forest community members are paid to cut trees to earn money to feed their families. Each year an area equivalent to over three million soccer fields is deforested or degraded in Brazil due to logging or conversion to cropland or grazing land. (view small | med | large | orig)

Amazon land deforested for agriculture

Amazon land deforested for agriculture
The loss of forests has major climate, biodiversity and socio-economic impacts. (view small | med | large | orig)

Burning forest creates greenhouse gas emissions

Burning forest creates greenhouse gas emissions
Deforestation accounts for an estimated 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions and 60% of Brazil's emissions, its largest source. (view small | med | large | orig)

Critically endangered lion tamarin

Critically endangered lion tamarin
Deforestation threatens biodiversity: The Amazon is the most biodiversity rich rain forest in the world and is home to one in ten known plant and animal species. (view small | med | large | orig)

Acai berries - a valuable forest product

Acai berries - a valuable forest product
Deforestation threatens the communities who depend on the forest for their food, water and livelihoods. (view small | med | large | orig)

Communities can help to reforest Brazil

Communities can help to reforest Brazil
Nike is committed to finding innovative solutions to protect and replant forests while providing incomes to forest-based communities. (view small | med | large | orig)
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Organization

Winrock International

Little Rock, AR, United States
http://www.winrock.org

Project Leader

Mary Grady

Little Rock, AR United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Mata no Peito: Protect & Replant Brazilian Forests