The project "Protect Rainforest With Sustainable Practices" is totally funded and this is a great result and for me a great achievement. I was amazed how fast the resources were donated and reached the $20.000 demanded. In March 2005 there were only $233 donated, ( 1 %). This means that the ideas proposed were accepted by many people concerned with the future of our planet and people also that saw that there are agroforestry solutions that, associating protecting and restoring the land and the forests, producing many different agroforest products and goods, making money, having a better way of living and protecting the nature doing this, is a good and feasible possibility to be adopted by farmers.
I want to thank all the donors that contributed to this project and their important help, that planted so many trees, trained and taught many students and made possible to spread the Agroforestry possibility to many people.
I am preparing for GlobalGiving a new project that will be a follow up of project 636 because the work must go on.
The new project has to make possible to continue with our present agroforestry planting and local training and teaching activities, but it will bring a new component that will be of taking freely, with your donations, the learning's, knowledge and activities of SALVEASERRA and CETAR, our center for agroforestry technology, out side, to our neighbors and local rural communities, accomplishing the objectives of the project that are to promote better land use and the introduction of new models for ecological and economical sustainable production. We will do this directly, training farmers in agroforestry technology in their home places, promoting reunions with lectures on subjects of interest, projection of videos, practice field work, and donation of tree nurseries to communities and schools.
With the new project will spread further away the awareness of environmental conservation and sustainable development forest farming for rural economic and environmental rehabilitation, keeping this new environment-minded farmer and their families on their land and rural villages, in permanent ecological balance with nature.
Thank you very much. Roberto Lamego
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2007 plantations photos, to all donors that are helping us to plant our trees.
We managed to plant this year something like 1500 trees, Mata Atlantica forest noble wood trees and useful trees, 4 different palm trees types and many fruit trees and some 6 rare Mata Atlantica ecosystem fruit trees.
The climate is changing everywhere in the world, so it is here in Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil. I finished planting the first days of February, still during the traditional rainy season, on a Friday, we had a good rain on Saturday, and now we have more than 30 days of very hot and dry days, blue skies, not a drop of rain. As it is expected no rain in the next 2 week, I will have to water then. No problem.
Unfortunately it is getting worse every day. We have replant the planet to regain the ecological balance that we lost. And that is why your help is so important, because it no only helps to plant trees but mainly helps to spread the Agroforestry possibility to replant every where in the world. Thank you very much. Roberto Lamego
The SALVEASERRA, NGO and the Serra da Concórdia Wildlife Sanctuary, one of the few private owned Atlantic Rain Forest protection area in Brazil, receive regularly students groups for "A Day in the Forest" guided tour and lectures on protecting and restoring the forests and biodiversity. For many is the first time they ever entered a forest and saw a water spring.
The donation we received from GlobalGiving helped us to enlarge and amplify the bathroom and build a new patent concrete cesspit.
View pictures of a Rural Environment Education Course we gave at the Serra da Concordia Wildlife Sanctuary last month!
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