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A First: Exceptional species germinated successfully in our nursery!

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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

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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!

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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

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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!

Support our future via Give for Good

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Give for Good helps donors support the future of a charity. Give for Good invests your donation and the charity receives interest on the investment every year. This interest continues forever and grows forever, making your donation an everlasting source of income for your favourite charity!

Here’s how it works:

  1. Choose charity + amount: You make a donation to a charity through Give for Good. You choose the charity + the amount.
  2. Ethical investment: Give for Good invests your donation in an ethical, sustainable and social investment fund. Each year, your invested donation generates a profit.
  3. Profit for charity: Every year Give for Good transfers the profit to the charity you have chosen. This support for the charity continues forever and grows a bit bigger each year.
  4. Your (double) impact: Ever-continuing and ever-growing support for your favorite charity + the investment of your donation supports ethical, sustainable and social businesses!

About the investments

Give for Good invests exclusively in ethical, sustainable and social investment funds. Thus, your donation is not invested in unethical sectors, such as fossil fuels and weapons. As a result, ethical, sustainable and socially responsible companies receive extra support because of your donation!

Give for Good believes that investing is the new way to donate. Over the past 150 years, the average return on the stock market has been about 9.1% (adjusted for inflation 7.0%). This can provide a great deal of additional support for charities

Support our future

Since 2020, we have partnered with Give for Good to generate an everlasting income for us in the future. Will you also help?

Support our future through the link below!

Exciting progress on the construction of the 2021 Nursery!

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The construction of our 2021 new nursery is making great progress. The start of this grand undertaking on the 3,6 hectares of land was made in March this year. Although , the works are still in full process and we had some delays at the startwe couldn’t wait to share all the progress on the ground with you!  

So far, the 3,6 hectares of terrain habeen levelleda bridge for access constructedfence and lighting masts and a water well have all been built and installedCurrently the construction of the warehouse and office / cold seed storage buildings now in completion. We are proud of how all is coming together, and are excited for all the seedlings, and the the lasting impact this nursery will make on all our lives! Only with the valuable support of our sponsor-partners this is made possible, thank you once more!  

To give you a peek preview of the progress made in October and November, scroll down below to view some of the pictures of the next exciting phase of the construction:

Expansion network of our farmer partners to 3 municipalities

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It is exciting to share with you that our network of partner farmers is steadily growing in the Santana do Araguaia and Caseara regions! With the newly expanded Articulation team, and the valuable help of our local field team and the support from local authoritieswe are now operating in 3 municipalities: Santana do Araguaia and Caseara and Marianopolis.

A big thank goes out you to the Secretaries of Environment of Santana do Araguaia and Caseara, as well as to the Syndicate of Farmers in Santana. In particular to Paulo Roberto Ferreira da Mata, Divino Francisco Martins, Lilian Abreu, and Rodolfo Ramos Valadão. In the past months, we started a partnership with over 20 farmers and several settlements in these 3 municipalities. Click below to get an impression on how Win-Win partnerships were being made, which sets a positive example that Environment & Agro can work together to create positive impact.

Meet BJF’s partner farmer César Gonzaga

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Mr. Cesar Gonzaga, owner of Fazenda Serra Morena has lived for over 30 years in Santana do Araguaia. He shares with you his experience partnering with the Black Jaguar Foundation in below video! As the implementation of the Corridor focusses exclusively on partnerships with local farmers and settlements, they truly become the protagonists of BJF’s restoration efforts. 

Listen to Cesar Gonzaga’s testimonial on his experience with the BJF, and why he recommends this partnership to other farmers throughout the region. He talks all about the false image the public often has of landowners, and the ways in which landowners can, and do, take care of their land. He portrays the importance of preservation and restoration efforts, and invites farmers throughout the region to join the project! 

Join Alaine Ball from One Tree Planted as she visits the Araguaia Corridor

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 13th December, 2021

In the beginning of this year, Alaine Ball, Project Manager from One Tree Planted visited our project sites in Santana do Araguaia. While she was there, she recorded some of her adventures with us, so that you can all experience what it’s like at our project sites! 

Alaine had the chance to speak with two of our forest engineers, Carlos Eduardo and Dimitrio Schievenin, to learn more about our work on the ground. They visited the properties Fazenda Santa Fe and Fazenda Cedro, and learnt about the planting sites in the respective farms. The short film gives you great insight into the work that is happening on site, and how your contributions are helping to realize the Araguaia Biodiversity Corridor.  

Read all about Alaine’s experience at the Black Jaguar project below:  

“In January of 2021, Alaine visited the corridor to check in on the plantings. The trees were doing well and already quite tall, having been interplanted with green manure. Dimitrio Schievenin from Black Jaguar shows us a Sombrero tree, a tree species that helps to rebuild the forest structure. There’s still significant work required in order to rebuild the forest, especially in terms of maintenance. Removing invasive grass, for example, is crucial for continued tree growth. We speak to Carlos Eduardo from the Black Jaguar Foundation, who explains that the partnership started a year and a half prior, based on the property’s need for restoration and environmental compliance. In addition, the partnership will help the property itself through reforestation. Alaine visits one of the areas they’re planted recently, which is about a month and a half old and has two hectares, where over 3,000 seedlings have been planted. On the farm Fazenda Santa Fe, they’ve planted a total of 15 hectares and 30,000 seedlings. The Fazenda Santa Fe is one of the biggest soy farms and cattle ranch farms in the region, but they understand the importance of land restoration, which is why they partnered with the Black Jaguar Foundation. Seedlings on the property are doing very well, growing vigorously and comprising of diverse species. Black Jaguar Foundation will need to do maintenance for 3 years and after this period the forest will be able to sustain itself. Alaine also visits Fazenda Cedro, to plant angico seedlings. Ben Valks from Black Jaguar Foundation explains that in spite of seeing nature around the riverbank, the whole area is dominated by soy farms and other agro-businesses. This is why Black Jaguar is excited about the Araguaia Biodiversity corridor, as planting native trees will help to bring back the rich biodiversity of both the Amazon and the Cerrado ecosystems.”  

– One Tree Planted Team

Nov. 2, 2021