Biodiversity

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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image of year 1 to year 2 comparison of fast tree growth as part of the Araguaia Corridor project
Field Coordinators make headway as tropic conditions grow trees quickly to create the Araguaia Corridor project. Image: Big Jaguar Foundation
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image of the green corridor that the Black Jaguar Foundation is establishing along the Araguaia and Tocantins rivers
The green corridor is being established by the Black Jaguar Foundation along the Araguaia and Tocantins rivers Image: Big Jaguar Foundation
image of one of two nurseries that BJF has built on partner farms for the project
This is one of two nurseries that BJF has built on partner farms for the project. Image: Carlos Eduardo Oliveira/Big Jaguar Foundation
image of fast-growing Angico seedlings in a temporary nursery waiting for the rainy season to be planted
Angico seedlings in a temporary nursery waiting for the rainy season to be planted. Image: Carlos Eduardo Oliveira /Big Jaguar Foundation
A diagram 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
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
image of fruits and seeds from the chichá-do-Cerrado tree (Sterculia striata), one of the species used in the project.
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/
image of a bird resting on a newly planted seedling in May 2020
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
image of the Araguaia River; alongside this river, 1.7 billion trees are scheduled to be planted.
1.7 billion trees are scheduled to be planted alongside the Araguaia River. Image: Big Jaguar Foundation
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