We are thrilled to announce that we have recently partnered with CAIXA BANK to support us in planting 1 million trees in the Araguaia Biodiversity Corridor! Together, we will promote the restoration of 600 ha of degraded land in permanent preservation areas and legal reserves in the Amazon rainforest and Cerrado Savana.
Caixa Econômica Federal (Federal Savings Bank), referred to in Brazil as CAIXA, is one of the two federal banks in Brazil and is the fourth largest financial institute in Latin America.
After a thorough application process and two field visits from CAIXA management, we signed the BJF-CAIXA partnership in March.
CAIXA’s Social-Environmental Fund is an initiative that was started by the Brazilian bank in 2010, with the aim of using some of their resources to support social-environmental projects and investments in Brazil.
Click through the images below to catch a glimpse of CAIXA visiting one of our restoration sites:
CAIXA believes in a philosophy of high-quality restoration, and therefore trusts the Black Jaguar Foundation to carry out the project in a sustainable, long-lasting manner, together with the local community. Just like the Black Jaguar Foundation, CAIXA believes that restoration is a lot more than just planting a tree.
With this partnership, we aim to focus on further involving local communities in our project, continuing to identify and validate environmentally degraded areas, and implementing environmental restoration activities where possible and needed.
We are very grateful for the funding we will receive from CAIXA for the growing and planting of 1 million native trees in the coming planting seasons. In addition to this, we are working around the clock to get the financial support for the 3-year maintenance element, to complete the BJF restoration process and assure the return of a healthy ecosystem.
This first million native trees with CAIXA is only the start: we believe this partnership, based on mutual values, will allow us to continue our mission in realizing the Araguaia Biodiversity Corridor together with great success!
Last but not least, a big thank you goes out to you! Your continuing and amazing support during the past years, has enabled us to make such progress, and create these amazing milestones together.
Find out more about how CAIXA is innovating for a better future by visiting their First 600 page here!