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Our third Tree Nursery is underway: See the progress

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In March, we signed a partnership with the Municipality of Santana do Araguaia to build our third, state-of-the-art nursery. We’ll be building this nursery in the city’s nature park, and the work has already begun! This week we’ve been clearing the land, next is the construction of a bridge over the nearby river, and soon after the construction of the nursery itself. Ready to grow seedlings for the coming planting season in November! 

When we met with Santana do Araguaia’s environmental secretary and his team last month, we were met with an extremely warm reception. The Agribusiness sector is one of the leading employers in the region. This project and this nursery will not only benefit our environment and provide local job opportunities, but it will contribute to the sustainable development of the agribusiness sector in Brazil and Santana do Araguaia will be at the forefront of this.

Take a look around the 2021 Black Jaguar Foundation Tree Nursery!

This is a huge milestone that has only been possible with your support! This nursery will house 500,000 seedlings and with space for workshops and environmental education, it will become a hub for the restoration of nature along the Araguaia biodiversity corridor and a center for the development of sustainable agriculture in the region. Let’s plant more trees together! 

In case you were wondering what the nursery site looks like, enjoy this aerial footage:

Sheilla Pereira Albuquerque Joins our Brazilian Advisory board!

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We’re thrilled to welcome Sheilla Pereira Albuquerque to our world-class Brazilian Advisory board. With over 28 years of experience in the biotechnology and agrochemicals industry, Sheilla will contribute her crucial expertise to help us expand our planting and continue to restore biodiversity.

Sheilla initially graduated with a degree in Business Administration from Universidade Paulista and an MBA from Business School São Paulo. Her impressive professional career has included working at Rohm and Haas Quimica, Dow AgroSciences and Corteva AgriSciences, where she has held leadership positions in operations, marketing and sales, having served in the last 3 years in the Vice Presidency of the Southern and Paraguay areas.

She is currently responsible for the South and Southeast Operations, Marketing, Digital and ESG areas at AgroGalaxy, one of the largest retail platforms for agricultural inputs and services for Brazilian agribusiness. We look forward to having her passion and knowledge guide us as we grow and plant many more trees together. 

TreeLove launch: change the future with a present

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We could not be more proud to announce a very special partnership. TreeLove is combining art and nature, to allow you to give a gift that is truly invaluable. They have curated a selection of hand-crafted artisan tree carvings, to be given as a gift, in combination with trees, planted by the Black Jaguar Foundation, in the heart of Brazil.

TreeLove has been a labour of love and stems from a deep commitment to environmental preservation, by Founder Andrea Dreesmann. Originally from Rio de Janeiro, Andrea’s two passions are education and the environment. An ambassador for Human Rights Watch in Brazil, Andrea runs two educational programs in the communities of Vidigal and Rocinha in Rio de Janeiro and is dedicated to restoring Brazil’s vital ecosystems.

Andrea and her son Felipe visited the Araguaia corridor in 2019 to witness the work going on. During this trip, they planted some of our very first trees, trees that are now thriving along the Araguaia river and starting to restore nature. We look forward to planting many more trees together and are honoured to be part of this beautiful campaign. 

World Wildlife day 2021

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Wednesday, 3rd March is World Wildlife day!

Each year World Wildlife day focuses on one theme which is of the utmost importance for the preservation of our planet’s wildlife. This year, the day is being celebrated around the theme of Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet“. 

The aim is to highlight the central role that forests and ecosystem services play in sustaining the livelihoods of hundreds of millions of people globally. In honour of this day, we’re launching billboards across the Netherlands, asking you to support the preservation of our forests and Donate a Tree!

Nature is crucial for each and every person living on earth. However, for local communities and indigenous peoples, their lives and livelihoods and so intertwined with the natural processes that are increasingly threatened as deforestation and biodiversity loss increase. 

It is estimated that between 200 and 350 million people live within or adjacent to forested areas, with roughly 28% of the world’s surface currently being managed by indigenous peoples. (https://www.wildlifeday.org/). Not only do these people rely intimately on the preservation of nature, but that we in turn rely on them to conserve the wildlife that is so essential for human survival. 

This world wildlife day is drawing attention to these communities and the initiatives that are working together with them to create sustainable models of forest conservation, that take into account the livelihoods and well-being of these guardians of the forests.

At the Black Jaguar Foundation, we’re working together with local communities to learn about their needs and requirements for ecological restoration. Taking into account economic return and social impact to create sustainable models of restoration. This means we make a unique plan for each area of land, together with the farmers, to assess how models for agroforestry or sustainable timber systems may work together with the restoration of biodiversity.

The aim is to restore forests that last! By working with local communities these forests become an asset to the community. Not only because of the impact of restored ecosystem services but because of the impact for livelihoods and for the community as a whole. (Find out more from the 2019-2020 Impact study)

You can take action today and help protect our forests and all those who rely on them. Donate a tree! 

How could Christmas look this year?

By Allgemein

So, how will Christmas look this year?

It’s been a very strange year for us all, and for some, it may have been one of the hardest years yet. It’s now the festive season but things are looking a little different. In a year where nothing has gone to plan, you still have the power to make a positive change this Christmas and impact the future, for all of us.

For many, the symbol of this season is still a tree, a Christmas tree no less. What if this year, the symbol of Christmas becomes a tree half-way across the world in the Amazon rainforest?

When you help to plant a native tree in the heart of Brazil, you don’t just get a tree for Christmas. You get a tree for life. Literally! This tree will not only help restore life to this region of the world but it will protect the lives of each and every one of us.

It will; produce the oxygen we need to breathe, protect our water supply, restore biodiversity, regulate our climate, preserve our access to new medicines, and so much more. In short, planting trees and preserving forests gives life to our planet and all those who inhabit it.

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Donate a tree today or give a tree as a gift this Christmas and you will become a crucial part of one of the largest reforestation projects on earth. You or the recipient of your tree gift will receive a special Christmas certificate to celebrate just how vital your support is!

So, you have a say in how Christmas looks this year. We hope you decide to make this Christmas about your future, and the future of each and every one of us.

Wishing you a very merry, very green Christmas,

The BJF Team

BJF 2018: Some of our Highlights

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2019 is already here, and we couldn’t be more grateful to have you with us. Thanks to your support, we’ve accomplished many milestones in 2018.  Together we:

  • Completed the Mapping Task of the entire 10,4 million ha Araguaia Corridor Zone thanks to our partner World Resources Institute (Brasil).
  • Completed the Biodiversity Planning of over 6,000 ha. 
  • Expanded our community of restoration & mapping partners in Brazil.
  • Constructed two nurseries for native trees and started our restoration work on the ground. The planting has started!

There are so many more milestones to share with you! That’s why we created a photo collage to get an impression.

Our Jaguar family is now complete!

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The award-winning sculptor Chris Tap has done it again! After 9 months of incredible dedication and craftsmanship, Chris has completed a Life-Sized sculpture of the majestic Black Jaguar as a gift to BJF’s exclusive sponsor-partners. The first seven of these magnificent sculptures are already being showcased in the reception halls of our exclusive sponsors, serving as a wonderful symbol of their positive involvement.

The life-sized jaguar is the fourth and final statue to complete our happy family of four, ranging from smaller statues of just the jaguar head up to this full form. The statue is available for our Diamond Friends within our corporate package. When you receive a life-sized statue, you will also receive a personalized brochure, outlining a tailor-made explanation of how your company became part of one of the largest reforestation projects on earth. Together, the statue and the brochure serve as an amazing way to capture interest about the BFJ and the positive involvement our Diamond friends engage with our mission.

Are you also interested in becoming an exclusive BJF partner and receiving your very own Life-Size Jaguar Sculpture? Please write to us at partners@black-jaguar.org.