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New trees in the rainforest

The Amazon rainforest is home to 11,676 known species of trees and is larger than the rain forests of the Congo Basin and Indonesia combined

To help restore some of the 29.6 million acres of Brazil’s rainforest, a multimillion-dollar initiative, “ the largest tropical reforestation project in history” aims to plant 73 million new trees on 70,000 acres (about 35,000 soccer football pitches ) of land over the next six years. The replanting will target an area of the rainforest known as the “arc of deforestation,” which traverses the Xingu watershed and four of Brazil’s 26 states: Amazonas, Rondônia, Acre and Pará.
To help restore some of the 29.6 million acres of Brazil’s rainforest, a multimillion-dollar initiative, “the largest tropical reforestation project in history” aims to plant 73 million new trees on 70,000 acres (about 35,000 soccer football pitches ) of land over the next six years. The replanting will target an area of the rainforest known as the “arc of deforestation,” which traverses the Xingu watershed and four of Brazil’s 26 states: Amazonas, Rondônia, Acre and Pará.

This multimillion dollar initiative, led by U.S.-based NGO Conservation International, is supported by the Brazilian Ministry of the Environment, the Brazilian Biodiversity Fund and Amazonia Live, the environmental fundraising arm of the music festival Rock in Rio, as well as by the NGO Global Environmental Facility and the World Bank.

The aim is not only to meet climate-change targets agreed upon under the Paris Accord, but also to learn how to re-establish tropical forests. The importance of this project to the world and to Brazil cannot be exaggerated. As M. Sanjayan, CEO of Conservation International, has stated, ” This is a breathtakingly audacious project, and the fate of the Amazon depends on getting this right—as do the 25 million residents of the region, its countless species and the climate of our planet.”

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