Restoring the Atlantic Rainforest in Brazil

Restoring the Atlantic Rainforest in Brazil

Adding tree diversity to REGUA’s (Ecological Reserve of Guapiaçu) restoration programme

Partner: Ecological Reserve of Guapiaçu (REGUA)
Years: 2020-2022

The Ecological Reserve of Guapiaçu will join forces with local tree nurseries to add 12’000 seedlings from 13 threatened tree species to its current habitat restoration programme covering 330ha of degraded pastures on the Atlantic coast of Brazil.

REGUA: restauration between 2005 and 2018

The forest of the Atlantic coast of Brazil supports one of the greatest treasure troves of endemic and range restricted species on earth.

As part of overall conservation efforts, the Guapiaçu Ecological Reserve (REGUA), has planted already 530’000 trees of 180 species in 330ha of degraded pastures since 2005. The activity generates employment, contributes to community satisfaction, generates research and tourism opportunities as well as consolidating the Guapiaçu watershed as a model of Atlantic Rainforest biodiversity protection. However, given the scale of restoration efforts, the REGUA nursery isn’t capable of producing all the seedling species it desires. REGUA will therefore partner with three well-established native tree nurseries to propagate 12’000 seedlings of 13 Vulnerable tree species to be included in the restoration programme of degraded pastures on the Atlantic coast of Brazil.