A major initiative has been announced that will seek to reclaim 30,000 hectares of degraded area within the Brazilian Amazon over the next six years, making it the largest restoration project ever seen in the region.
The project sees Rock in Rio’s social project Amazonia Live joining forces with the Amazon Sustainable Landscapes Programme to plant an estimated 73 million trees by 2023, with the Brazilian Ministry of Environment, the Global Environment Facility, the World Bank and the Brazilian Fund for Biodiversity also aiding in the ambitious, large-scale campaign. Three million trees covering 1200 hectares of the area will be the direct result of an initial contribution from Rock in Rio and Ci-Brasil, as well as donations from the general public and support from festival sponsors.
The project will see a range of different methods being applied, such as seeding of selected species that are native to the rainforest, the enrichment of …