Restoring Brazil's Atlantic Forest

by WeForest
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Restoring Brazil's Atlantic Forest
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Restoring Brazil's Atlantic Forest
Restoring Brazil's Atlantic Forest
Restoring Brazil's Atlantic Forest
Restoring Brazil's Atlantic Forest
Restoring Brazil's Atlantic Forest
Restoring Brazil's Atlantic Forest
Restoring Brazil's Atlantic Forest
Restoring Brazil's Atlantic Forest
Restoring Brazil's Atlantic Forest
Restoring Brazil's Atlantic Forest
Restoring Brazil's Atlantic Forest
Restoring Brazil's Atlantic Forest
Restoring Brazil's Atlantic Forest
Restoring Brazil's Atlantic Forest
Restoring Brazil's Atlantic Forest
Restoring Brazil's Atlantic Forest
Restoring Brazil's Atlantic Forest
Restoring Brazil's Atlantic Forest

Project Report | Mar 8, 2024
Hear - and see - our progress!

By Vienna Leigh | Communications Manager, WeForest

Diego Persano, Flickr
Diego Persano, Flickr

The third year of acoustic data collection to monitor biodiversity in our Pontal project was completed by the end of 2023. While the final results and analysis will be ready later in 2024, Rainforest Connection (RFCx) have identified a total of 187 species across 132 sampling sites – 174 birds, 9 amphibians, two insects and two monkeys: the endangered black lion tamarin and the black capuchin (above). 

The second year of sound collection detected nine new species in WeForest and IPÊ’s sites compared to the first year – a good sign that biodiversity is improving! Most excitingly, the average species richness in our restoration sites (24 species) was nearly equal to that of mature forest sites (25 species). In contrast, agricultural sites had an average of just 15 species.

To listen to the species detected in our Pontal sites, go to the Arbimon Insights platform at https://arbimon.org/p/weforest-wildlife-corridors/insights (go to the “Spotlight” tab and select a species from the scroll list).

In the Tietê Forests project, these amazing drone pictures were taken over our sites by our restoration partner Ceiba. This area was planted in 2022, and the second photo was taken in January this year, just over a year later – just look at the progress! 

Thank you for helping to make all this possible!

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