This project is led by ITPA. This Brazilian family organization has over 20 years of experience in tree planting. ITPA has already contributed to the restoration of one million hectares of the Atlantic Forest, one of the most degraded forests in the world. In this project, MORFO and ITPA are focusing on an area located north of the Tinguá Biological Reserve, in the municipality of Miguel Pereira. This area was deforested 30 years ago for coffee plantations, charcoal production and pastures.
We are restoring areas in the continuity of the existing forest areas of the Tingua Biological Reserve and, on a larger scale, the Tingua-Bocaina ecological corridor. This corridor has a highly strategic importance as it is one of the main sources of fresh water and energy for the city of Rio de Janeiro, which has 10 million inhabitants. It provides 80% of the water and 30% of the energy through the Guandu watershed.
We reforest 75 hectares divided into :
60 hectares already partially wooded and in need of diversification and re-enrichment
15 hectares cleared of all vegetation. They need a complete revegetation to reactivate and accelerate the regeneration of the Atlantic forest