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Michelle Bade

Together for future generations: Our partnership with Tulpen van Sam

By Allgemein, News Home

Tulpen van Sam is a Dutch tulip and tulip bulb company, and has partnered with the BJF in an effort to render the production of his tulips carbon-neutral. Sam Ruijter, owner and CEO of Tulpen van Sam, talks all about the story of his company in the new video testimonial for the BJF.  

Sam has already taken many steps to ensure that his company becomes climate-neutral. This includes the installation of a heat pump, to allow his glasshouse to run completely without fossil fuels for example. Now, he is partnering with the BJF to plant trees in the Araguaia Corridor to compensate for the CO2 emissions produced by his business.  

He hopes to set an example and inspire others, to use energy and raw materials in a circular way.  

Easter Tulip action

A few weeks ago, our BJF Holland Team spent the day delivering Sam’s Climate Neutral Tulips to some of our loyal BJF partners and Friends.  

This amazing collaboration with Tulpen van Sam, shows we can all make the difference today! The tulips were a small reminder to everyone that restoring the Araguaia Biodiversity Corridor cannot be possible without your continuous support. 

Find out more about Tulpen van Sam on his first600 page!  

Meet some of the faces behind our current Planting Season ’22

By Allgemein, News Home

Meet some of the faces behind our planting season 2021-2022. As this season is nearing its end, Our planters in the field have been working hard to plant as many native trees as possible before the planting window closes. We captured some of the people behind the planting this season to share with you!

Click through all the images below to see some of the smiling faces behind the planting:

Meet our partner in the field: Ciclus Engenharia!

By Allgemein, News Home

Ciclus Engenharia is a Brazilian company specialized in the planning, execution and monitoring of environmental and forestry services. and is our new partner in supporting us to scale up our field operations ! They have been contracted by the BJF to help manage our labor force in the field. 

As the size of our restoration continues to increase significantly, so does our need for labor power. Ciclus will allow for the improvement of both the management and preparation of the planters we employ in the field. Furthermore, Ciclus also possesses extensive knowledge of restoration, and is able to help our technical team supervise restoration activities. Thanks to our partnership with Ciclus, we are able to ensure that our field team is engaging in safe and effective restoration practices! 

 

AgroSB, leading Brazilian farm company AgroSB Partners with BJF

By Allgemein, News Home

Founded in 2005, AgroSB is a well-known, active company in the agricultural and livestock markets in Brazil. They have the vision of becoming one of the most sustainable agribusiness companies in the world, making substantial transitions in their supply chain and operations over the past times.  

Continuing on this sustainable path, they recently partnered with Black Jaguar Foundation to fulfill their green sustainable dream. The partnership creates a relationship of mutual cooperation. AgroSB supports the BJF with the provision of land, on which we are able to continue planting many more trees!

 

Check out their announcement of our partnership here:

 

Jan Zandbergen has renewed again!

By Allgemein, News Home

Jan Zandbergen Group has been a proud sponsor of the Black Jaguar Foundation since our first days, and has again renewed their diamond partnership with Black Jaguar Foundation in 2022 for another 2 years. While supporting the Black Jaguar Foundation’s work in Brazil, Jan Zandbergen is also making innovative changes to their own business in the Netherlands.

To celebrate a new milestone in this partnership, and to represent the new era of Jan Zandbergen Group’s business, we have produced a new testimonial of the BJF – Jan Zandbergen partnership! 

Find out more about Jan Zandbergen by visiting their profile page here!

 

“As a family business, we are very aware of the importance of caring for future generations. We are therefore continuously looking for sustainable improvements in our business processes.”

– Jochem Versloot

 

Read our feature on Commonland!

By Allgemein, News Home

Commonland Foundation is an NGO focused on restoring degraded landscapes, and transforming them into thriving ecosystems and communities. Recently, we have had the honor to be featured on their 4 returns platform!

Continuing on this sustainable path, they recently partnered with Black Jaguar Foundation to fulfill their green sustainable dream. The partnership creates a relationship of mutual cooperation. AgroSB supports the BJF with the provision of land, on which we are able to continue planting many more trees!

 

Read the article here!

 

A First: Exceptional species germinated successfully in our nursery!

By Allgemein, News Home

We are excited to announce that we have successfully germinated a new species of seedling in our nursery!

For this species, known as jequitiba vermelho, it is known to be challenging to find in tact seeds successfully, which is why we are especially thrilled that the cultivation has been a success.

The jequitiba vermelho occurs in flooded areas, both in the Cerrado and Amazonia regions of the corridor. The tree grows very large, and is known for its beautiful red colored blossoms and very valuable for our restoration efforts alongside the river.

Pictured below: a fully-grown jequitiba-vermelho.

Meet Paulo Ferreira, the Secretary of Environment of Caseara

By Allgemein, News Home

Paulo Ferreira, the Secretary of Environment of Caseara, explained to us about the importance of the Araguaia River in the region. He demonstrated the severity of the drought, and emphasized that “without water there is no agriculture”, essential to the region.

In his testimonial he explains that the BJF is doing crucial work in the region, to prevent the worsening of these droughts and extreme weather conditions. Trees retain water and forest restoration plays a crucial role in regulating weather patterns and preventing the exacerbation of future droughts. We are grateful for Paulo’s support and the partnership we have with the Municipality of Caseara for our mission!

Planting Season ’22 is in full swing!

By Allgemein, News Home

We are now halfway through the rainy season in Brazil, and therefore also in the midst of our planting season! The team in the field is working tirelessly to ensure that we restore as many hectares a possible this rainy season. Despite the delays in the completion of the nursery, the team in the field is working hard to complete this planting season successfully.

And soon we will be sharing some beautiful snapshots of this planting season in action, so stay tuned!

If you want to show your support for this, and future planting seasons, donate a tree here!

KBF CANADA supports BJF in the form of seeds

By Allgemein, News Home

We are excited to share with you that KBF CANADA is providing us their support, in the form of seeds! Thanks to the generosity of Canadian donors, KBF Canada is able to support the purchase 40,000 seeds to be used in our planting season.

The seeds aquired with the KBF CANADA funds will be directly planted in restoration sites that are hospitable to direct seeding. We are very grateful for the support from KBF CANADA and are excited to update you on the planting of these seeds!

Learn more about KBF CANADA by visiting their website here, or read their article on our work here!