16 Jan Conservation of threatened tree species in the Pedra Talhada Biological Reserve
Restoration of threatened tree species populations in Pedra Talhada Biological Reserve in Northeast Brazil
Partner: Association Nordesta Reforestation et Education
The project aims to protect and expand the “Pedra Talhada” forest, one of the last patches of primary Atlantic Forest in the states of Alagoas and Pernambuco in north-eastern Brazil.
The project seeks to protect and expand the “Pedra Talhada” forest, one of the last patches of primary Atlantic Forest in the states of Alagoas and Pernambuco in the north-east of Brazil, where threatened species will be able to thrive. The main aims are to increase the protection of the existing primary forest and to propagate threatened and non-threatened native tree species in order to restore the rich biodiversity of the region. The specific objectives of the project are as follows:
– Plant 100’000 native trees in the form of ecological corridors, with priority given to threatened species;
– Create links between the isolated forest patches and the Biological Reserve of Pedra Talhada;
– Establish the conditions for the return of the biodiversity of fauna and flora;
– Contribute to fight climate change by reducing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere;
– Stimulate forest dynamics through increased pollination thanks to the establishment of 200 beehives;
– Raise awareness among local communities to create a multiplier effect for reforestation.