Edmondo Alves, farmer, at the planting site
We have great news for you: by the end of this year WeForest will have achieved its ambitious objective to restore 400 hectares (almost 990 acres) of ecological forest corridors in Pontal do Paranapanema, Brazil. We aim to repeat this achievement every year and with your help we can.
What has happened in the past few months? During the March-May planting season a terrible draught hit Brazil, shortening the tree planting season. This was disappointing, but it gave us more time to prepare the land for future planting and grow more seedlings in the community nurseries. Beginning of November it started to rain again, and this time the rains were good. Planting is happening right now at full speed!
The ecological corridors connect remaining forest patches in the area, thereby considerably enlarging the habitat of wildlife and preserving biodiversity. The 400 hectares of new forests have other benefits. Firstly, local people benefit: 115 people found a permanent job at one of the ten community tree nurseries and 62 have employment in the planting activities. And the planet benefits: the new trees in Brazil sequester almost 128,000 tonnes of CO2 over 30 years, thereby Making Earth Cooler.
You can read more about the project activities and the ecological and socioeconomic impact of our reforestation on our planting report that is attached to this mail.
Do you want to continue supporting us? Perhaps you might consider Giving Tuesday, November 29, as a good opportunity. On this day Bill and Melinda Gates will match every donation with 50%.Attachments: