This month marks exactly one year since we started collaborating with Saving the Amazon by planting 1,777 trees in the indigenous reserve of Tayazú. Like all social or environmental projects we participate in, we like to know firsthand and share the evolution of them. That’s why today we share some data about the Natura forest one year after its planting.
The Natura forest: mitigating the effects of climate change.
The planted trees continue to grow while capturing carbon, thus contributing to reducing the amount of greenhouse gases -GHG- in the atmosphere, particularly carbon dioxide (CO2), thus mitigating the effects of climate change. It is estimated that with the planting of 1,777 trees, 2,787,729.43 kg of CO2 have been captured in one year.
The Natura forest: a wide variety of species.
The forest is composed of different tree species, among which we highlight: Loiro (Ocotea sp.), Siringa (Sagotia racemosa Baill), and Avina (Monopteryx uaucu), which represent 97.9% of the entire Natura forest.
The Natura forest helps balance nutrients in the soil.
Another aspect worth highlighting from the Natura forest restoration process is that it allows a greater amount of nutrients to be available in 2.96 hectares, corresponding to the area covered by the planting of the 1,777 trees. This translates into a reduction in the mortality rate of non-mature plant species at the local level.
The Natura forest: an opportunity for employment for many families.
In the Tayazú community, of the total number of families that participated in planting the Natura forest, 67.85% of them do not have any other additional source of income, which allows them to provide employment and thus begin to develop their quality of life as a family unit and break free from the cycles that make them highly vulnerable.
The species planted in this forest have a usefulness beyond the direct use of wood, as most of the species planted by indigenous communities have developed secondary uses ranging from handicrafts to medicinal uses, while also meeting the need to supply food demand through fruit and timber species.
And we will continue to support the Amazon, the largest region of tropical forest on the planet, with approximately seven million km2. A space of vital importance for life on Earth and that is constantly threatened.
Today we bid farewell to this post with a recommendation, the National Geographic documentary The Territory.
A documentary that offers an immersive look on the ground at the tireless struggle of the Uru-eu-wau-wau indigenous people against invasive deforestation caused by illegal farmers and settlers in the Brazilian Amazon. The film takes the audience deep into the Uru-eu-wau-wau community and provides unprecedented access to the farmers and settlers who illegally burn and clear the protected indigenous land. Partially filmed by the Uru-eu-wau-wau people, the film is based on footage captured over three years as the community risks their lives in the hope of exposing the truth.