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Brazil’s plan for a 2,600km ‘Green corridor’ that will plant 1.7 billion trees

The Black Jaguar Foundation planting team add the water-retaining polymer to the soil. Image: Black Jaguar Foundation

Jenny Gonzales

Environmental Journalist, Mongabay

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Field Coordinators make headway as tropic conditions grow trees quickly to create the Araguaia Corridor project. Image: Big Jaguar Foundation

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The green corridor is being established by the Black Jaguar Foundation along the Araguaia and Tocantins rivers Image: Big Jaguar Foundation
This is one of two nurseries that BJF has built on partner farms for the project. Image: Carlos Eduardo Oliveira/Big Jaguar Foundation
Angico seedlings in a temporary nursery waiting for the rainy season to be planted. Image: Carlos Eduardo Oliveira /Big Jaguar Foundation
An example of one of the sustainable agroforestry and forestry systems mapped during the 2019-2020 Araguaia Biodiversity Corridor impact study to establish revenue for local producers in the corridor region Image: Big Jaguar Foundation
Fruits and seeds from the chichá-do-Cerrado tree (Sterculia striata), one of the species used in the project. Image: https://news.mongabay.com/2021/02/big-dream-ngo-leads-in-creating-1615-mile-amazon-cerrado-river-greenbelt/
Birds are a major beneficiary of forest replanting. This one rests on a newly planted seedling in May 2020. Image: Carlos Eduardo Oliveira / Big Jaguar Foundation
1.7 billion trees are scheduled to be planted alongside the Araguaia River. Image: Big Jaguar Foundation

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