Ecological Restoration includes reforestation and other types of work to restore native ecosystems, such as our beach restoration work and the restoration of riparian vegetation along creeks and around wetlands. In ecological restoration only native plants ecologically suited to the site are used, with the seed sourced from the site itself or nearby similar sites if possible.
Most of our active ecological restoration work is at present concentrated around Alter do Chão (Pará, Brazil). This work started in February of 2020 with the collection of native seeds from trees and shrubs suitable for planting in high value but degraded ecosystems of the area, this being the beaches surrounding this village.
And since then we have continued the work of collecting native seeds from these beaches and growing these into seedlings in our nursery.
Throughout 2022 and now into 2023, and using the plants produced from these seeds, we have implemented a number of planting projects where we have planted hundreds of native trees in this area.
We started this restoration work on the region’s postcard, The Ilha do Amor, a world famous beach that is threatened by soil (sand) erosion and loss of tree cover.
And we have already extended our ecological restoration to other locations in the lower Tapajós region and intend to plant thousands more trees in the coming years.
Learn more about this work on our Project pages – click here.
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