WeForest’s Project Manager in Brazil, Cristina Yuri Vidal, has visited, in May, areas of native trees planted in Atlantic forest biome. Reforested trees form corridors of life, that connect rural properties to Morro do Diabo State Park, in Pontal of Paranapanema – west side of State of São Paulo. With the corridors, IPE looks to conserve species of black lion tamarins, jaguars, tapirs, and others.
Visiting is a way to check the work developed by IPE, who receives resources from WeForest to invest in the Dream Map .
Guided by the map created by its researchers, IPE’s goal in the long-term is to reforest 60 thousand acres in Pontal of Paranapanema. There is 3,000 acres to begin with and 900 acres were reforested using resources raised by WeForest.
The partnership between WeForest and IPE started 7 years ago. Read more here. Regarding the future, Cristina believes there are great expectation to the project’s continuity, since one of the characteristics of WeForest is to invest in long-term jobs.