Why it is absolutely critical
Did you know that the Brazilian Atlantic Forest, which is a biodiversity hotspot, is far more depleted than the Amazon Rainforest?
No other large tropical forest has suffered this much loss!
This forest once stretched over 130 million hectares along Brazil's southeastern coast. Intense deforestation began 500 years ago and since then 93% of the forest has disappeared; as little as 7% of the forest remains.
What is WeForest doing?
To combat the progressive loss of biodiversity, WeForest is restoring corridors of forest between the remaining forest fragments. Local species, many of which are endangered, will be able to move between previously isolated patches. This will allow them to diversify their gene pools, which is important for the survival of endangered species, such as the native black lion tamarin. They also empower the local communities.