|Create a Reforestation Fund to help realize the corridor||Replanting millions of indigenous trees|
By advising landowners who join the Corridor Program, which indigenous trees to replant. Secondly to finance the entire process of replanting the new born trees.
The Araguaia corridor project will give birth to the reforestation of tens of millions of indigenous trees, converting agricultural land back to its natural original habitat.
Steps that need to be taken to ‘reforest the corridor’
First, the landowner joining the corridor-project will decide on the legal designation of the area. The strictest form is to convert the land legally into a ‘Private Natural Heritage Reserve’. The legal term in Brazil for this is ‘RPPN’ – Reserva Particular do Patrimônio Natural.
Subsequently, a study will be carried out to identify the species of indigenous trees and plants that flourished in this particular area prior to its deforestation. Obviously, there is a great variety in vegetation in this enormous area of land. In the south, different types of savanna are most common, while in the north various kinds of tropical rainforest predominate.
The study will recommend the proper mix of indigenous trees and plants to replant in each square meter of the designated area in order to restore the area to its original state (before deforestation) and allow it to prosper.
This study, as well as the purchase and replanting of the indigenous trees and plants, will be carried out by the BJF and its local partners as a service to the new participants in the Araguaia Corridor project.
Will the BJF plant new trees themselves?
Yes, this is part of the Reforestation Fund project and will start after the first 3 projects have been realized. The planting of new trees will be carried out in close cooperation with the Corridor Alliance Partners, scientists, the landowners and the local communities.
Aim of the BJF Reforestation Project
The majority of landowners will, in the future, allocate the required percentage of their land towards natural habitat, as per the law. But not all are willing to create a ‘Private nature reserve’ and consequently pay for replanting hundreds of thousands of indigenous trees on their land. Let alone to finance a study to analyze which trees are required to restore their farmland to original habitat.
The BJF and its partners will spring into action to offer these ‘services’ to a selected number of these landowners.
Our goal is to set a number of ‘positive examples’ for landowners who have plans to make a ‘Private Nature Reserve’ in the Corridor Zone. We aim to set examples on how landowners in the Corridor Zone can replant part of their land and bring it back to its original habitat and become creators of Corridor. To further build on the growing list of ‘Ambassadors’ on the ground.
What kind of trees will be reforested?
A mix of indigenous trees and plants to recreate the original natural habitat.
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