Serra da Concórdia Wildlife Sanctuary-SCWS-mountain
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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Wildlife Sanctuary location in the sierra and Paraiba do Sul riv
Forest Corridor project. The Sierra has 3 rural comunities and 3