A Vital Initiative for the Conservation of the Atlantic Rainforest Amidst Political Threats
By Juliana Ferreira | Communication Coordinator
We hope this letter finds you well. It is with immense gratitude that we write this report to express our deep appreciation for the generous support we received during the "Little by Little" campaign for the preservation of the Atlantic Rainforest. Thanks to your valuable contribution, we have achieved significant results in protecting this rich and diverse region.
It's been a difficult time for the Atlantic Rainforest and the communities that depend on it. As you may have heard, the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies recently approved a Provisional Measure that threatens the forest and the rights of indigenous and traditional communities. It's disheartening to see these terrible things happening in politics.
That's why the work we're doing with the Forests for Water is so important. We've been fully operational and actively pursuing our objectives, carrying out various activities in different areas of the Graminha da Montanha community over the last couple of months.
Our team has been working hard to provide guidance and follow-up in the planting zones, helping with selective clearing and weed removal to conserve the newly planted trees. We've also been closely monitoring the areas undergoing forest restoration, and recently held a team meeting to plan and discuss the next steps.
All of these efforts are vital to ensure the preservation of the forest restoration areas and the continuation of the environmental recovery process. Through our guidance and follow-up activities, rural landowners gain access to practical and technical knowledge that contributes to the maintenance and care of green spaces.
Despite the challenges we face, we remain committed to our work and believe that change is possible. Thank you for your continued support.
Partneiring to reforest Atlantic Rainforest using drones for efficient monitoring
By Juliana Mendes | Comunication Coordinator
Dear forestry friends!
Recently, Iracambi partnered with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) to restore 5 hectares of land in the Atlantic Forest region. The project aims to plant thousands of native tree species, restore degraded areas, and create corridors for wildlife movement.
To monitor the reforestation progress, Iracambi is using drones to film the area. The footage captured by the drones is then analyzed to track the growth of trees, identify areas that require further attention, and assess the impact of the project on the local environment. The use of drones allows for efficient monitoring and helps the team make informed decisions about the reforestation process.
The successful restoration of 5 hectares of land is just the beginning of the project, as Iracambi plans to restore more land in the future. The partnership with TNC has been a crucial step towards achieving this goal, and the use of technology such as drones is making the process more effective and sustainable. With continued efforts, Iracambi hopes to contribute towards a greener and healthier planet for all.
We keep counting on you all to help us throught it as well!
First of all, we want to thank you for your support to our forestry program. Together we really are making a difference!
As the March rains bring our summer to a close, we have completed our 2023-22 tree planting goal of 55,000 trees. And we couldn’t have done it without your support, and the hard work of our team. We’re really excited to have hit our target, and it’s an important contribution towards the conservation of biodiversity in our region.
And here’s some more exciting news for you:
After years of downgrading the public sector and weakening environmental policies during the previous administration, the new Lula government is committed to rebuilding sound climate policies! The goal is to achieve net zero deforestation by 2030, not only in the Amazon but across all the biomes in Brazil.
As a megadiversity country, Brazil has a special responsibility to protect its extraordinary biodiversity, and we at Iracambi will be doing what we can, not only to play our part, but also to hold the government accountable for delivering on its promises.
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