BJF NEWS

TRACKING PROGRESS AND
MAKING CHANGE

To support our mission our supporters are committed to spread the word. Here you find an overview of events, actions and news. 

BJF NEWS

TRACKING PROGRESS AND
MAKING CHANGE

To support our mission our supporters are committed to spread the word. Here you find an overview of events, actions and news. 

Tarcila Ursini: BJF’s First Female Brazilian Ambassador

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We are thrilled to be able to share with you, the video testimonial of our first female Brazilian Ambassador Tarcila Ursini! Tarcila is truly an inspirational power lady, with an impressive career trajectory on sustainability and astonishing…

COP 26 & Why it is so Important

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Your feed has probably been filled with reminders about COP26, happening from the 31st of October until the 12th of November, and for good reason. In case you were wondering…

Introducing BJF’s New Seed Collection Collective!

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We are currently in the process of setting up our own Seed Collection Collective, to provide seeds for our restoration project! The pilot project has recently been completed successfully in…

Movida Redesigns Stores to Include BJF – Carbon Free Programme

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To increase the visibility of its Carbon Free Programme, Movida is redesigning its stores around Brazil to include the programme at the very forefront of its brand! The new store…

BJF Presents at IUCN World Congress Marseille

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On the 9th of September, Black Jaguar Foundation had the opportunity to present its project and ambitions at the IUCN World Congress Marseille, the largest nature congress in the world.…

Meet BJF’s New Technical Ecological Restoration Committee

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In September, Black Jaguar Foundation’s newly created Technical Committee had its first meeting. The committee is composed of four qualified specialists from different areas, and two of BJF’s forest engineers.…

Adopt a Tree at Olmenhorst Estate & Plant a Tree in Brazil!

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Landgoed de Olmenhorst, on behalf of their adopt a tree program, has partnered with the Black Jaguar Foundation! The Estate in Haarlemmermeer, grows apple and pear trees, and other crops according to organic principles.For…

Inspiring New Partnership with Royal De Heus!

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We are excited to welcome Royal De Heus Animal Nutrition to the BJF Community, and look forward to growing many trees together! "Providing access to safe, healthy and especially affordable…

Learn more about the Land Validation Process!

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One of our Restoration Analysts, Kaléo Pereira, created a short informational video to explain the complicated process of land validation with all of you! The validation process is meant to…

BJF Supports Fire Brigade Course for Santana do Araguaia

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The BJF supported a Fire Brigade course for the local firefighters of Santana do Araguaia. This course took place at the end of July, and focused on fire prevention and…

A Ceremony for the Official Handover of the 2021 Nursery Land

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On the 15th of July, a beautiful ceremony was hosted by SEMMA (Secretary of the Environment of Santana do Araguaia). This ceremony was organized to officially celebrate the partnership with…

One of the world’s largest reforestation projects is at risk of burning

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The burning season threatens not only the fauna and flora of the Araguaia Biodiversity Corridor, but also our future. We, from Black Jaguar Foundation, have been working since 2017 in…

BJF Wins a Netherlands Prestige Award!

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We are proud to announce that the Black Jaguar Foundation has won the Netherlands Prestige Award 2021 for Reforestation Project of the Year, for the second time in a row!The…

The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration has Launched!

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On World Environment Day, which fell on June 5th of this year, the UN officially launched the Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. The Decade of Restoration is meant to promote the…

Meet our New Partner: NUNNER Logistics

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NUNNER Logistics has joined the Black Jaguar Foundation in its mission to realize the Araguaia Biodiversity Corridor! Headquartered in Helmond, NUNNER is a leading provider of logistics services, offering clients…

Watch new life come to this ecosystem in 9 months!

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During one of their maintenance visits, our field team stumbled upon a pleasant surprise. After only 9 months of growth, this restored ecosystem has allowed new life to grow, in…

Seed collection is in full process!

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Seed collection is a vital step for ecological restoration in the processes conducted by the BJF. It guarantees the supply of seeds both for the nursery and for the direct…

BJF on Tess to Sustainability Podcast

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Have a listen to this episode of the Tess to Sustainability Podcast, featuring one of the BJF Team Members Joel Boele! Black Jaguar Foundation's Joel Boele joined Tess to Sustainability…

Selected for BTG’s Acceleration Program!

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We're extremely proud to have been selected for BTG's acceleration programme! The Brazilian Banco BTG Pactual has developed a program to support the professionalization and acceleration of social organizations.This initiative…

Welcoming new BJF Team Members!

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We're proud to welcome five new members to our Core Team! Please give a warm welcome to our newest team members: Norivania Diniz, Erivelto Carvalho, Kaleo Pereira, Clarissa Sciarra, and…

Find us on EarthToday’s newly launched Platform!

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On International Earth Day, April 22nd, the EarthToday platform officially launched, and the Black Jaguar Foundation participated! EarthToday is a large-scale initiative to protect the planet, meter by meter. EarthToday is…

Leveling of the land for the brand new nursery has started!

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We are very excited to announce that the leveling of the land for our newest and largest nursery has begun!Before starting the building of the infrastructure, we are currently in…

The importance of Maintenance in the Restoration Cycle!

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It's maintenance time! This very important phase of the Restoration Cycle takes place throughout the year, regardless of the season. Our teams in the field then dedicate themselves to taking…

Sam’s Tulips Surprise Easter Tulip Delivery!

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In cooperation with Sam’s Tulips, based in The Netherlands, we were able to surprise some of our valued partners and sponsors just in time for the Easter Holiday! We partnered…

Partnership with the Municipality of Santana do Araguaia!

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In March, we embarked on a partnership with the Municipality and the Secretary of Environment (SEMA) of Santana do Araguaia, our focus area of restoration in the Araguaia Biodiversity Corridor…

Exciting Biodiversity Update: from 42 to 53 native species in our Tree Portfolio

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The more we restore, the more we learn about the species we use in our projects. In both of the biomes we work in (Amazon and Cerrado), tree biodiversity has…

BJF Featured on Global News Platforms!

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As more people are learning about the Black Jaguar Foundation’s mission, it is also catching the interest of numerous news outlets. Over the past few months, we have had our…

Baker Tilly – auditing firm: contracted by BJF

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We are proud to announce we have contracted Baker Tilly, one of the top 10 global accounting & auditing firms. To have our financial processes and accounts in the Brazil…

2W Energy gives their clients the gift of trees

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2W energy is a leading renewable energy company in Brazil, and this year they committed to supporting the Black Jaguar Foundation by planting native trees on behalf of their clients.…

Planting Season 2020 Complete!

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That’s a wrap! Another planting season is complete, which means another 80,000 trees planted by our team along the Araguaia River. This was a special planting season for us, and…

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…

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…

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…

Tree Planting Season 2020-2021

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WITNESS STAGE ONE OF OUR FIRST  MILLION TREES AND MEET THE TEAM MAKING IT HAPPEN! When you donate a tree, you choose to make a difference for the future of…

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…

Sapa Pana Travel: a sustainable way to see the world

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Sapa Pana Travel offers bespoke trips to incredible destinations around Latin America. Providing clients with unique experiences to some of our planet's most beautiful locations. But they also want these…

60,000 trees planted so far this season!

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Planting season is almost over but we still have more updates coming your way. These 60,000 trees have been planted at our partner farms in the Santana do Araguaia region…

Finish Profiles Group goes carbon neutral with the Black Jaguar Foundation

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Finish Profiles Group is the number 1 supplier of steel roof and wall plates, and it is going carbon neutral by 2030!  Together with the Hedgehog company, we calculated the…

BJF T-shirt now available: the Tee that plants trees 🌱

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To celebrate the start of the Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, we have something very special for you! We’ve teamed up with local Amsterdam artist Nina Biddle to create a limited…

How much does a tree cost?

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The cost to plant a tree varies depending on multiple factors, primarily the location and type of techniques used. After all, the cost of a tree is much more than…

Tarcila Ursini is BJF’s first Brazilian Ambassador

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We would be nowhere without our amazing supporters and donors and so we’re honoured to announce our newest and first brazilian ambassador, who will represent our community and help to…

Your SOS Araguaia campaign Accountability report 2020

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Since 2017 the Black Jaguar Foundation has been working with the ecological restoration of degraded Legal Reserves (RLs) and Permanent Preservation Areas (PPAs) in the region of Santana do Araguaia…

UN Climate Ambition Summit: BJF Partner, Movida CEO, selected to inspire the world

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The United Nations, United Kingdom, and France were proud to be co-hosting the Climate Ambition Summit 2020, in partnership with Chile and Italy. This was a monumental step on the…

First Black Jaguar Foundation Billboards hit the streets

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This year you'll be seeing even more of the Black Jaguar Foundation with our first national Billboard campaign in the Netherlands! Seen here lighting the way to Schiphol airport on…

UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

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We have entered the Decade on Ecosystem Restoration! From this year and until 2030, humanity must make efforts to protect and restore ecosystems all over the planet. The decade was…

2020 Reforestation Round-up

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Celebrating you and all the life you are helping to restore! Let's end 2020 on a high and remember some of the milestones from the year. In the interest of…

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AUCTION "Às margens do Rio Araguaia" To celebrate and support the Araguaia Corridor, the Brazilian artist Andréa Tolaini has painted the work of art "On the banks of the Araguaia",…

Give life this Festive Season

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Will you join us and make this festive season the year to give the gift of life? For the first time, you’ll be able to give the gift of a…

30,000 trees being planted in Santana do Araguaia!

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In the region where we work, planting season happens from October to March. This means our team is currently working hard to plant as many trees as possible before the…

Webinar: Conscious Capitalism, Carbon Capture & the BJF

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CONSCIOUS CAPITALISM, BLACK JAGUAR FOUNDATION AND MOVIDA On October 28, 2020, the Conscious Capitalism Institute hosted a very special webinar  During this Webinar, we discussed the role of business in…

Partner in the spotlight: Welight

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We know we always say it, but the support for our community is truly astounding! One partner we want to highlight this month is Welight. A Brazilian company who is…

Welcoming our newest team member: Carol Sacramento!

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Welcome our newest team member Carol Sacramento! Carol is now a crucial part of our growing team in Brazil and will be helping us develop and build the partnerships that…

Why Giving Tuesday?

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In two weeks time, your inbox and social feed will be filled with messages about Giving Tuesday. You may be asking yourself a few questions… What is giving Tuesday? Why…

The BJF is building a 3rd nursery

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In the coming years, we will be planting a lot more trees together, which means we need a lot more seedlings. Planting seedlings is one of the main methods we…

Planting season 2020 starts this month

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It’s that time of the year again where our field teams are in full preparation mode, making sure that when the rains come, we are ready to plant! It’s been an…
Flyer for Webinar on Sustainable Agriculture in Brazil

Highlights from the BJF Impact Study Webinar

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On Wednesday 9th September the BJF hosted its first webinar! At the start of this year, 11 internationally renowned scientists completed an in-depth IMPACT STUDY of the Araguaia Biodiversity Corridor…

Jan Zandbergen renew their BJF partnership

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Jan Zandbergen has been the proud sponsor of the Black Jaguar Foundation (BJF) since 2015, and this month renewed their membership with the BJF. For them, the recent events have…

BJF awarded Reforestation Project of the Year

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We were honoured to be awarded the Prestige Award for the Reforestation Project of the Year! Shining a light on businesses and organisations making a real impact in Amsterdam and…
SOS Araguaia Campaign Call for Action

One of the world’s largest reforestation projects is at risk of burning

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The Cerrado and the Amazon are on fire. This not only threatens biodiversity but our future. We, at the Black Jaguar Foundation, have been working since 2017 to carry out…

The new Black Jaguar Foundation Logo!

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After many months of collaboration, we are proud to present to you the new Black Jaguar Foundation logo! In particular, we would like to name and thank the incredibly skilled…

One Tree Planted join the BJF for Landmark partnership

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One Tree Planted is partnering with the Black Jaguar Foundation! At One Tree Planted, their mission is simple - to make it easy for people to plant trees and help…

The miracle of Natural Regeneration

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Degradation of a given area may happen in different intensities, according to land use. A forest or a savanna that was cut down to be used as pasture land has…

Marina Cançado becomes part of the BJF community 

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Marina Cancado is leading the way in the impact investing arena in Brazil and has been a great supporter of the Black Jaguar Foundation! She is one of the pioneers…

Agronomist Carlos Willyan expands our core-team in the field

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With the implementation of our plans to plant our first million trees, it's fair to say we need to expand our field team, and we could not be more excited…

The BJF team go on virtual retreat

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Last month, the Black Jaguar Foundation’s extended team took some time to calm our minds. After working so hard for the planet, we saw Covid-19 clearing some space in our…

Re-greening in action: the astonishing growth of your trees!

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In amongst the chaos, there is hope! While taking precautions in the field, we have managed to get some updates on the progress of your new native trees...and the results…

The impact of Covid-19 for the BJF

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Your update on what’s happening in the field! Our work continues but of course, some plans have needed to be changed and adapted…At the moment we are in preparation season,…

Meet the newest members of the BJF community – age 7 and 10!

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As two of the newest additions to this epic reforestation mission, Mickey (aged 10) and Juultje (aged 7) are filling us with hope! Their Auntie, Brenda Smeenge, is a long-time…

Seacon Logistics renew their BJF partnership

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The support we receive from you, our loyal friends, consistently blows us away. Last month, Seacon Logistics got in touch following our last update, asking how they could help. They…

The BJF core team expands!

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We are honoured to have Piet-Hein join our dynamic core team! Piet-Hein has over 14 years of experience at Accenture, providing financial training and consulting. In addition to this, he…

Receive BJF news via WhatsApp…

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We don’t want you to miss a thing! This is why you will now be able to receive all the latest Black Jaguar Foundation updates via Whatsapp. See everything from…

More trees planted in 2020

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March saw the end of another successful planting season in Brazil. You’ll be pleased to know that we managed to complete our planting work before Covid-19 measures were put in…

With your support, the future looks brighter…

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With everything going on, restoring balance to our planet is more important than ever. This has implications for health, the economy, our resources and so much more! Your support over…

Meet the BJF Advisory Board Brazil

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One vital milestone is the development of our governance project! Over the past 6 months we have been developing this part of our organisation along with partner legal advisors, Vieira…

BJF Holland moves into new home

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After much help from you, our wonderful community, many visits to offices around the city, and much deliberation, we are pleased to have a new home in Amsterdam. The Black…

BJF embarks on momentous partnership with Movida

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We need each other, and we need mother nature, more than ever.  The global pandemic that has engulfed nations across the world will have consequences for all of humanity. Perhaps…

Update: how the BJF are responding to Covid-19

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Considering the increasing global concern surrounding Covid-19 we have made the decision to postpone our 18th April 2020 Milestone Celebration Event at LaBiomista in Genk, Belgium. We feel we have…

Meet the latest BJF hero…

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We are extremely pleased to announce that another landowner in the corridor region has joined our grand mission. Introducing Fazenda Cedro! Also known as Fazenda H3C, the farm is located…

The art of direct seeding

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Introducing Caminhos da Semente, experts in direct seeding and new BJF technical partner. They will be a crucial partner for us in the coming years as we expand and perfect…

Impact investing, venture philanthropy & the BJF

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Last month, the Black Jaguar Foundation had the honour of being invited to participate in the Converge Capital Conference, in Rio. A meeting that gathered the elite of global investors…

Scelta Mushrooms re-commits to the BJF for a sixth year

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Long-time BJF sponsor and loyal friend Scelta Mushrooms has renewed their membership for a sixth year in a row! Beyond being passionate about producing high quality, innovative food, Scelta invests…

WeAreBrain makes magic happen

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WeAreBrain has been a crucial partner since the beginning of our journey! As a web and IT development firm we work closely with them to make our IT dreams become…

Planting season 2020 in full force

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In December 2019, we embarked on our second planting season in Brazil. This year we are being more ambitious than ever as we start to action plans to plant our…

Bioflora inspire & inform Landowners

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At the end of 2019, the BJF hosted an event with the landowners syndicate of Santana do Araguaia. This was led by our technical partner, Bioflora Restoration Technology, who are now working…

It’s official…BJF becomes IUCN member!

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We are extremely proud to announce that we have officially been accepted as an IUCN member. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature is one of the worlds largest…

Introducing Daisy: our new Communications Coordinator

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We are extremely happy to have Daisy Longden on board, taking over the reigns as Communications Coordinator. As we expand and our field operations develop, this role is more crucial…

BJF 2019: Let’s celebrate our progress!

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This year we've reached many milestones, none of which would have been possible without YOU! Our community has increased drastically over the past year, providing the partnerships and funding needed…

Welcome BJF Ambassador: Shannon O’Leary Joy

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We are extremely honoured to officially welcome to the team, our newest ambassador, Shannon O'Leary Joy! As an environmentalist, ocean advocate and philanthropist, Shannon O’Leary Joy brings with her a…

Become the new home of the BJF

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The Black Jaguar Foundation (BJF) is looking for a new sponsored home in Amsterdam. Your property can make a positive impact on our planet and increase its value at the…

Join us for our 2020 Celebration event!

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We are honoured to invite you to our 2020 Milestone Celebration Event! This time, the event will take place in Genk, Belgium, at the extraordinary LABIOMISTA, home to the enigmatic artworks of BJF…

Make Christmas 2019 about the future.

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Make this Christmas about the future and give the most valuable gift. Give life...give trees! DONATE ANY AMOUNT, big or small, and come on this epic journey with us. For each €…

BJF lead panel at the Brazilian Conference on Climate Change

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The CBMC - Brazilian Conference on Climate Change - is an annual meeting, the first of which convened in early November this year, bringing together non-governmental organisations, social movements, governments,…

BJF Demonstration unit open for environmental education

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During the current rainy season, the BJF field team is implementing a Restoration Demonstration Unit (RDU), located in the Farm of the Future, in the heart of the Araguaia Biodiversity…

BJF Governance project begins!

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This year has seen many exciting developments which have propelled us into the next stages of our project, and as we grow, so must our structures. The BJF is therefore…

Greenfinity Foundation gets involved

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We are excited to announce our new partnership with Greenfinity Foundation. From Austria, this charitable organisation is committed to the protection of the environment, actively supporting initiatives that promote awareness…

BJF heroes: Floris and Natascha Wouterson

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Once again the support we receive from our loyal army of partners, donors and friends is inspiring! This month we want to put the spotlight on Floris and Natascha Wouterson…

Jaguar Auction 2019: Place your bid!

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The "BJF Araguaia Guardian", developed by the artists Ivan Nisida and Andréa Tolaini for the Jaguar Parade 2019, is a poetic portrait of all the lives impacted by this Corridor.…

The BJF makes environmental education a priority

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Our project has developed only by building strong relationship with local communities, which has recently been extended through the engagement with local schools and universities. This month, one of our…

Meet Elyakin and Phablo!

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Meet Elyakin and Phablo, our newest team members! As local environmental engineers, Elaykin and Phablo will play a crucial role in the next stages of our project, helping to communicate…

How does restoration work? Method 1: planting seedlings

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The planting of seedlings is crucial, especially when natural regeneration is not able to express itself. The process required for this is complex, from the careful preparation of the soil,…

The BJF talks impact at the Brazil-Germany symposium

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Last month, the BJF team travelled to Germany to speak at the Brazil-Germany symposium on Sustainable Development. The symposium focused on understanding the complex relationship between human and natural components…

New partner alert: Welight

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The BJF is extremely happy to become one of the first organizations in Europe to partner with emerging social business- Welight. Welight is making giving both simple and transparent. They…

Holistic farming creating change in Brazil

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The Farm of the Future is an enterprise of Guilherme Tiezzi, one of our partner landowners. He proposes a complete shift in the way agrobusiness relates to natural resources, wanting…

Jaguar Parade 2019!

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In September of 2019, artists Ivan Nisida and Andrea Tolaini painted one of the 90 Jaguar statues that took part in the Jaguar Parade. This work of art was displayed…

Accenture and BJF join forces

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The BJF are extremely pleased to announce our partnership with Accenture is stronger than ever! Accenture, the leading Salesforce Implementation Partner is a world-renowned company that provides a wide range…

Website update: We are now live in Portuguese!

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The BJF are proud to announce our Portuguese site is now live! This is a crucial step in our journey as it means we are now able to engage more…

Meet More Amazing Donors: Hadassa and Tomas

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This month, two of our amazing donors completed the bridge to bridge run in Arnhem, Netherlands, in aid of the BJF, find out more here! Both dedicated supporters, this is…

A STORY OF HOPE WHILE THE AMAZON AND CERRADO ARE BURNING

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The news about this years dramatic forest fires in the Amazon and Cerrado in Brazil are making headlines worldwide. BJF is on top of the developments. At least the current…

2 years old Lenn Jonkers is our youngest ever sponsor

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What an example Lenn Keyhan Yonkers and his parents are setting! Lenn is a two year old boy who lives in the Netherlands. For his second birthday, Instead of receiving…

French Consulate in Brazil chooses BJF

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The BJF is positively engaging with the French community in Brazil!  To celebrate the 14th of July French National Party, an event was organised by the French Consulate in São…

Engaging new landowners: BJF Araguaia roadshow

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Last July our forest engineer- Eduardo Oliveira - and our project coordinator - Dimitrio Schievenin - went on a roadshow throughout the Araguaia region. The goal of the roadshow was…

Your planted native trees are already in fruition

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When we plant seedlings in our restoration site, we separate between fast-growing and diverse species. The role of fast-growing species is to build up the new forest structure and provide…

BJF seedling nurseries are at full capacity! 

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Now that dry season has begun again in Brazil, our forest engineers are collecting and filling the nurseries with new seedlings, ready to plant when the rain comes again in…

BJF Brazilian Landowner Brochure: Now ready!

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The BJF is excited to start engaging more landowners with our project in the state of Pará and Tocantins. Our new Landowner Brochure is now available online and in print in both…

2 year technical partnership with Bioflora: Renewed!

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Bioflora is the leading consulting firm for ecological restoration in Brazil. Together with the Laboratory of Ecology and Forest Restoration (LERF) of the University of São Paulo, they have been…

Meet Marina: Our new Partnerships Coordinator 

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Our new team member, Marina Tavares, is ready to keep building a bright future for the Black Jaguar Foundation! Marina is a "Goiana" who spent a great part of her…

New BJF São Paulo Office opens for business

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The BJF has a new home! Our small but beautiful new jungle office, located in the heart of São Paulo, is now open for business. The office serves as an…

An impressive 90% survival rate

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Image 1: Planting in the field, December 2018 The thousands of seedlings that were planted by BJF’s team back in December have passed all expectations. Whereas 70% is the standard…

Arben – Estudos e Consultoria Ambiental

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We are very proud to announce a new technical partner has recently joined our mission. Arben - Estudos e Consultoria Ambiental, a highly qualified and vibrant environmental consulting company from…

Landowner creates the ‘farm of the future’

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“We are country people, farmers for a better world.” - Guilherme Tiezzi Our dedicated partner and landowner - Guilherme Tiezzi- is setting an inspiring example. Tiezzi is turning his land…

Inspiring video: Environmental lawyer Dr. Fernando Bedaque

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We introduce you one of the most active members of the BJF Team in Brazil. Meet Fernando Bedaque, an experienced environmental lawyer who has added great value to the BJF…

The Biodiversity of the Cerrado Savanna

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Image 1: A Calliandra plant flowering in the Cerrado Savanna The Amazon Rainforest is the most prolific jungle in the world, known for its incredibly rich and biodiverse biome. Yet…

The UN’s groundbreaking biodiversity report

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As many of you will already be aware, the UN’s Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service released a report on Monday, 6th of May 2019. It was a…

The impressive growth of our native trees

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We are so proud of the growth of the seedlings we have planted thanks to you. They have grown an unprecedented amount in the last few months. Just 4 months…

Launch of BJF’s Official Monitoring Protocol

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In order to ensure the success of our project, The Black Jaguar Foundation will now use an Official Monitoring Protocol to prove that our ecological restoration work is effective. The…

Primary School children support the BJF

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We are very impressed by the pupils of the Geert Groote school in Dordrecht. As part of a three week interactive project the students have learnt about our grand mission…

Meet Dimitrio: Our new project Coordinator

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The knowledgeable Dimitrio Schievenin has joined our team full-time in Brazil and we couldn't be more pleased. Dimitrio works for the BJF as a project coordinator, organizing and implementing ecological…

The Araguaia Corridor Cost-Benefit Study has Begun!

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We are very proud to announce the start of our Araguaia Corridor Cost-Benefit Study! This study will determine the total funds required to implement the BJF reforestation tasks for the…

No water No life: Why vegetation is important for our water supplies

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Hadassa Moreira writes a blogpost for the BJF about why we must keep the Araguaia River healthy by maintaining riparian vegetation. Hadassa studied biological science in Brazil. She then moved…

Watch: Brazilian Nursery Carer promotes the BJF Mission

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Eliane is the nursery carer at our seedling nursery in Santa Fé farm, doing an amazing job planting! Watch her short video testimonial where she expresses the importance of the…

The planting of native trees in the Corridor continues!

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It has been all hands on deck along the corridor as thousands more trees are currently being planted as part of our first pilot project. Finally the BJF dream is…

Ibiraú : new technical partner keeps us moving forward

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We are proud to announce that Ibiraú - the mapping and forest restoration engineers- have become a BJF technical partner. They have carried out an extensive mapping study and they…

New sponsor partnership: Seacon Logistics

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Mr. Hai Berden (founder of Seacon Logistics) and Mrs. Corrie Berden proudly receive their BJF Jaguar sculpture as a symbolic start of our partnership. People, planet, profit - Seacon Logistics…

BJF roadshow at the University of Illinois

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  Back in August, the Black Jaguar Foundation gave a lecture for students partaking in the Environmental Law and Policy course taught by Professor Heidi M. Hurd (Illinois University) at…

Meet Eloise: Our Communications Coordinator

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BJF’s core team keeps on expanding! We now have a dedicated communications coordinator, Eloise Moench, who takes charge of our internal and external communications. This involves ensuring our sponsor partners…

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…

Give the gift of life this Christmas

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The BJF is full of festive cheer! We have achieved so many milestones this year that would not be possible without the voluntary and financial help of all our sponsor…

Buy an Iguazu watch & support the BJF!

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Iguazu is the up and coming watch company dedicated towards conserving natural beauty. We have recently signed an exciting partnership with them. For each watch you buy from Iguazu, you…

Tannis is jaguar jamming in support of the BJF

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Tannis Zimmer is an inspiration and proof that every single action can set off a chain reaction of good. Whilst living in Winnipeg, Canada, Tannis encountered the Black Jaguar Foundation…

BJF at Xingu Seed Conference

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Not only is our very own Field Coordinator taking care of nurseries, assisting farms and generating reports, he is also interacting with other organizations dedicated to replanting and restoring nature.…

BJF wins competition to become FCB’s charity of choice!

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We are very proud to announce that the BJF has won 1st place in FCB Amsterdam’s ‘For Good’ initiative! FCB is a global player: an internationally acclaimed advertising company with…

BJF in support of UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

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“Biological diversity is about more than plants, animals and their ecosystems – it is about people and our need for food security, medicines, fresh air, water, shelter, and a clean…

On the 10th of December: planting season begins

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Thanks to the work of our team in Brazil and due to a number of visits from our technical partners at Bioflora, the final preparations are being made for us…

How maintaining native forests on private land has become valuable in Brazil

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Dr. Fernando Bedaque writes for the BJF about the increasing economic and socio-economic value of maintaining forests with native vegetation on private lands. For landowners, this means that preserving a…

The BJF is ready for the future! Thanks to Aliança da Terra

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The BJF have just signed an incredibly important partnership with Aliança da Terra, a great organization that aims to help Brazilian farmers transition to better agricultural practices.  Formed in 2004,…

In response to the recent presidential election in Brazil

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As you may be aware, the recent Brazilian presidential elections has led some to question whether current political change will have an affect on our mission. Whereas we cannot be…

You made BJF’s first Celebration Event… a great success

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The 12th of September was a very special day for the BJF team as we celebrated our first milestones together with over 100 of our close friends and sponsor partners.…

Our fieldwork with Bioflora scientists is on track!

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The last two months have been extremely important for the BJF pilot project as Bioflora's specialists have paid two visits to the farms that have partnered with us: Guaíra, Santa…

BJF lectures at FGV Law School in São Paulo

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In August our team in Brazil had the honor to deliver a lecture to students partaking in the Environmental Law and Policy course taught by professor Heidi M. Hurd (Illinois…

Scelta paves the way for BJF sponsors to go CO2 neutral

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A moment of recognition is in order for Scelta Mushrooms and the myriad of ways they have dedicated themselves to becoming a more sustainable business through our joint partnership. Other…

New strategic partnership: Climate Smart Group

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We are proud to announce our recently signed partnership with the Canadian based Climate Smart Group (CSG). The Brazilian branch of CSG helps farmers optimize their land, producing more and implementing…

BJF Diamond team trip 2018: A true experience!

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This August some of our dedicated team members went on an official BJF expedition to the Araguaia Corridor: the 2nd BJF Diamond Team Trip to date. The Diamond team was…

Meet Paco: Our new junior fundraiser

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We are excited to have Paco join our team! Born in the Netherlands, Paco will spend the next 9 months in Brazil, spreading the message of our mission to potential…

Next month: The 2018 BJF Celebration Event!

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Please click here to view your online Invitation. We are delighted to be organizing our first ever BJF Celebration Event on the 12th of September, to share our first milestones…

Seedlings have begun sprouting in our first nursery

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Thanks to many years of tireless effort from the whole team and the unstoppable work of our local partners and Forest Engineer, Carlos Eduardo, the first thousands of seedlings have…

Exciting new Partnership: The Nature Conservancy

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  We are proud to announce our new partnership with one of the world’s largest nature organizations: The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in Brazil. Both TNC Brasil and BJF are developing…

The beautiful biodiversity of seeds

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This gorgeous image, taken by our Forest Engineer Carlos Eduardo, shows the plethora of different seeds that are currently being collected in the region of Caseara (Tocantins) in Brazil. Selecting…

Meet Francisco: our new Partnerships Coordinator

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We are very pleased to welcome Francisco Martes Porto Macedo to our team as our new Partnerships Coordinator based in Sao Paulo. Francisco is a very well travelled man who…

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…

Meet Eduardo: our first BJF forest engineer

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We are proud to share that forest engineer Eduardo Carlos Oliveira has recently joined our permanent team in Brazil. Eduardo embraced our mission from the start and is passionate about…

Ready to build our second nursery!

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We are happy to share our second nursery is now also ready to be built. It is located at Guaíra Farm (Caseara, Tocantins), one of the farms of our BJF…

Mapping project: major breakthrough with WRI Brazil

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Our recent institutional partner World Resources Institute (WRI Brazil) has truly embraced our Mapping Project beyond our expectations. WRI Brazil recently decided to step up its support to the BJF…

Salesforce Foundation extends BJF Partnership

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To manage its important relations of our donors, sponsors and institutional partners worldwide, BJF works with the state-of-the-art CRM tool of Salesforce. After a thorough compliance check, the Salesforce Foundation…

BJF lectured at prestigious event: Nexus Global Brazil

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The 2018 NEXUS Brazil Forum convened last May 27, 2018, in São Paulo, Brazil in partnership with a coalition of social, industrial and philanthropic institutions. It brought together young philanthropists,…

The building of the first nursery has begun

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Now that the Mapping and the Biodiversity Planning phase of our Pilot project has been completed, the building of our first nursery has begun. In close partnership with the large…

Seed collection has started

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Restoring nature is truly an art. It all starts with collecting the right mix of seeds of indigenous trees in the forests and savanna near the degraded areas. Hereafter, each…

New agreement with Bioflora: signed

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Bioflora is the leading consulting firm in ecological restoration in Brazil. The scientists of Bioflora and LERF have recently been contracted by the BJF for the supervision of the entire…

First 15 sponsors have renewed their partnership!

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We are thrilled to show our appreciation towards our loyal sponsorpartners. Each BJF sponsorship lasts 2 years. We recently started to ask sponsors like you, to renew their support to…

Filmmaker Martin Rother creates amazing video for BJF

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German filmmaker Martin Rother heard about the Black Jaguar Foundation (BJF) goal of realizing the Araguaia Biodiversity Corridor in Brazil from our team members Floris & Natascha Wouterson and kept…

BJF Team member: Joël Boele

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Joël is one of the core members of our BJF Team in the Netherlands with an unprecedented drive for our cause! Joel holds a Bachelor in Future Planet Studies and…

Help us reach our next goal

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Help us reach our next intermediate goal as part of our Pilot project: hiring our first forest engineer and building the first nurseries in 2018, and consequently planting the first…

WRI-Brasil and BJF sign partnership

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The BJF is honored to announce its new institutional partner in Brazil: WRI Brasil. With their slogan ‘Making big ideas happen,’ the WRI Brasil is part of the World Resources…

BJF in National Geographic Magazine

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We are proud to share that the renowned National Geographic Magazine (NL/BE) has published an article about the BJF and the Araguaia Corridor, written by the dedicated reporter Marieke van…

The First 600 Campaign: Explore how it works

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Click on the video below to explore the dynamics of The First 600 campaign. The First 600 campaign is formed by the first 600 sponsors who support the BJF in…

Why we really need you?

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Thanks to your dedication and support, 2018 marks the end of the many years of our Preparation phase during which we had the first cases of success on all fronts.…

What’s new on the BJF website

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The Black Jaguar Foundation has launched a brand-new and remodelled website in January of 2018. The new interface is user-friendly and brings together field updates, a new campaign, insight in…

Diamond Friends, Get Ready!

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After months of dedicated craftsmanship, award-winning sculptor Chris Tap did it again! He crafted another sculpture and donated it to the BJF. This third in his family of jaguar heads…

BJF Sponsor Partner: Actiforce

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Actiforce is a family-owned global business that provides exceptionally high-quality height adjustable desk frames for enhanced ergonomics. The company started in Holland, but ambition took them global! CEO Jason de…

Difference between Reforestation and Restoration

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Reforestation is a generic term for replanting trees in a specific area with various goals, including (ecological) restoration. The restoration concept relates to a more complex and essential process that…

SER Congress: Results & Experiences

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The BJF Team attended the VII SER World Conference 2017, the most important congress on Ecological Restoration, last August in Foz do Iguaçu (Brazil). The event focused on discussing the…

BJF Team Member:
Guilherme Fleury

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Guilherme Fleury is a devoted BJF Team member in Brazil. With a rich background as an agronomist, he has lived in many states in Brazil and uses his experience in…

BJF at the SER Congress 2017

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We are excited to inform you that the BJF took part of the VII World Conference on Ecological Restoration, hosted by the Society for Ecological Restoration (SER). This congress was held…

BJF pilot project
the first 2 nurseries

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The month of August 2017 brings a landmark for the BJF: we are on the way to materialize the first two nurseries of indigenous trees for the Araguaia Biodiversity Corridor. Along…

Alliance for the
Restoration in Amazon

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We are proud to share with you that we have been invited by Conservation International (CI) to be among the first 20 environmental NGOs in Brazil to form the Alliance for…

Brazilian landowners
Fazenda Santa Fé

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Fazenda Santa Fé, a farm with an area of 57,700 hectares, is another great property that has joined the pilot project of BJF. Marcos Mariani, a member of the owner's…

The Multinationals
visit the BJF

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Last week, we had the pleasure of sharing our ambitious project with The Multinationals, a group of entrepreneurs and managers in the food and agro industry, initiated by our Ambassador…

Reporter
traveling to Brazil

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In May, a reporter/photographer working for a renowned magazine traveled to the Araguaia Corridor region in Brazil to prepare an article on the dream mission of the BJF. During an…

BJF Event
Rotary Beach Volley Tournament

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Last April, the Rotary Club Amstelveen organized a dynamic fundraising event: the Rotary Beach Volleyball Tournament! Twelve teams, one of which was a BJF Team, faced each other to share…

BJF Team Member:
Eric Schoorl

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Eric Schoorl is a dedicated member of the BJF-Team in Holland. Eric holds extensive professional experiences as a physical geographer and environmentalist. He is also an avid nature-lover and birdwatcher.…

Brazilian landowners
The Tiezzi family

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The Tiezzi family own two cattle farms along the Araguaia river in Tocantins state. They are truly setting the example for all other landowners in the Corridor Zone. They have…

BJF Pilot Project
Completion Phase I

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After one year of valuable experiences, the first phase of the BJF Pilot Project has now been completed! We have partnered with six landowners, mapped their properties totalling 6,000 hectares…

BJF Ambassador
H.R.H. Princess Basma bint Ali

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We are honored to welcome our first female Ambassador: Her Royal Highness Princess Basma bint Ali of Jordan. Besides being a heartwarming and down-to-earth personality, she is a globally renowned…

BJF Corporate Friend
Clínica Villas Boas

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Dr. Tito is also the owner of the medical clinic Villas Boas in Brasília and became the first landowner in the Araguaia Corridor who also supports the BJF financially. To…

Brazilian landowner
Dr. Tito Mundim

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In 2016, we were delighted to experience a positive change in mindset towards conservation among landowners in the Corridor Zone. A true example of such a landowner is Dr. Tito…

BJF Technical Partner
Etnia Planetária Institute

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BJF is proud to present its new technical partner in Brazil: Etnia Planetária Institute! As an environmental NGO based in Brazil, its goal consists of reconciling nature conservation with economic…

BJF Event: Rotary
Volleyball Tournament

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Rotary Club Amstelveen and Beach Aalsmeer are partnering to organize the Rotary & BJF Beach Volleyball Tournament! It will take place on the 6th of April 2017 and its goal…

BJF joins
Transnational Giving Europe

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Good news for our donors and sponsor partners in Germany! BJF in the Netherlands has recently been approved by the German branch of the network ‘Transnational Giving Europe’. That means…

The value of
secondary forests

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The goal of the BJF is to plant new trees or seedlings in the Araguaia Corridor zone on a massive scale. Forests from newly planted indigenous trees are called ‘secondary…

Update
Diamond Trip

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In August 2016, the first BJF Diamond Trip took place in the heart of the Araguaia Corridor. It was a great success and, above all, a fantastic experience for our…

The youngest
BJF fundraiser

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Here is an inspiring example of how anyone (of any age) can support the BJF and the Araguaia Corridor. Erica Brooks from Pennsylvania is just 11 years old! She heard…

BJF PILOT PROJECT
Biodiversity Planning

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After several field trips to the Amazon region in the jungle village of Limoeiro do Ajuru, the mapping of 3 selected rural areas in that area is now completed. We are…

BJF PILOT PROJECT
Ecological cattle farming

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In the past 8 months, the BJF has worked closely with cattle farmer and entrepreneur Mr. Guilherme Tiezzi, who has 2 farms in the Araguaia Corridor zone. His farms will…

BJF PILOT PROJECT
Mapping 6.000ha

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The month of November marked the conclusion of the first phase of the BJF pilot project to map and plan the restoration of the first 6.000 HA along the Araguaia Corridor…

BJF in El País
(Spain)

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Another extensive article on the work of the BJF was published just last week in Spain's largest newspaper El País. The science department of this newspaper has even created a BJF…

BJF in Estadão
(Brazil)

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As a result of our presentations at the IUCN Congress, a major article about the BJF and the Araguaia Biodiversity Corridor was published in one of Brazil’s leading newspaper O Estado…

IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016

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The IUCN World Conservation Congress, held last September in Hawaii, was truly a milestone for BJF. The BJF Team delivered two presentations: the BJF e-poster and a speech at the UNCCD event…

BJF Team Member:
Ana Paula Aquino

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Meet Ana Paula Aquino, one of our new warm hearted BJF Team Members in Brazil. Ana Paula is known as the ‘Voice of Brazil’ and her famous voice represents leading brands…

BJF Sponsor Partner:
Scelta Mushrooms

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At Scelta Mushrooms everything revolves around mushrooms. Based in the Netherlands, they process a wide range of high-quality mushroom products - from freshly frozen and preserved mushrooms with extended shelf…

AUGUST 2016
BJF DIAMOND FRIEND TRIP

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https://vimeo.com/159333075 The BJF is proud to present to you major event for the second semester of 2016: the BJF Diamond Friend Trip. It will be truly an experience of a…

BJF Ambassador
Koen Vanmechelen

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We are honoured to share the great news that Koen Vanmechelen, one of the most prolific and prominent contemporary artists of our time, has become Ambassador of the BJF.  …

BJF PILOT-PROJECT
MAPPING 6.000HA

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The dawn of 2016 has brought the first BJF field project. Our goal is to implement a first case of forest restoration that will serve as a model to the…

BJF MAPPING PARTNER
BIOFLORA (BRAZIL)

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We would like to introduce you to Bioflora: one of our key technical partners in Brazil and in charge of carrying out our 6.000 ha pilot project. The company is…

BJF Sponsor Partner
Jan Zandbergen

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https://vimeo.com/156256952 Jan Zandbergen World-Wide Quality in Meat, headquartered in Veenendaal in the Netherlands, is a global player on the meat market and is extremely involved with the world of tomorrow.…

BJF Ambassador
Kees Rijnhout

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https://vimeo.com/273982567 Kees Rijnhout is a successful entrepreneur, lecturer and founder of a market leader in fresh fruits: Jaguar The Fresh Company. His company has become a Corporate Partner of the BJF…

BJF Expedition
Tocantins (BRAZIL)

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In November 2015, Caspar Burn and Ivan Nisida, two BJF team members in Brazil, concluded their BJF field expedition. Their destination was the state of Tocantins in the heart of the…

BJF NEWS
THE CERRADO SAVANNA

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You have certainly heard, at some point in your life, about the importance of the Amazon Rainforest for humankind, correct? Still there is another vital ecosystem to all of us…

BJF Sponsor Partner
DATAVARD

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DataVard, headquartered in Germany with offices across Europe and the USA,  helps its clients to run their SAP landscape smarter and better. CEO of DataVard Gregor Stoeckler:  ''The richness of…

BJF AMBASSADOR
PROF. DR. MARIAN HORZINEK (In memoriam)

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https://vimeo.com/59502262 We were proud to have Prof. Dr. Marian Horzinek (in memoriam), one of the world’s most renowned virologists on cat diseases. He was also the founding President of the International…

BJF PARTNER
JUST GIVING

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https://vimeo.com/139077705 460km! That is the goal of the total distance that will be covered in less than 7 days - by foot! - by Thijs, Ceriel, Sam and Daniella in…

BJF GERMANY
DREHMOMENT

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After Amsterdam and São Paulo, we now have our presence in Munich, Germany! Thanks to the devotion and energy of our dedicated team-member Floris Wouterson, we now have a dedicated…

BJF TEAM
HANS HAGEN

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Meet Hans Hagen. As an energetic businessman Hans leads his insurance-brokerage company based in Munich. With a passion for preserving our planet, Hans donates his valuable time to organize fundraising-events…

BJF NEWS
THE “FLYING RIVERS”

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=71&v=Iv7AUoheeQs Have you ever heard of the “flying rivers”? This term was created to define the giant quantities of water that float above the Amazon rainforest and Cerrado. They come…

BJF EVENT
ROEMER KAMP & PARTNERS

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Last April 2015, our sponsor-partner Roemer Kamp & Partners, a leading asset-management company based in the Netherlands, organized a special dinner-info-evening for their clients, seeking to share their partnership experience…

BJF NEWS
CAR: THE KEYSTONE

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In May 2015, the Brazilian government extended the deadline by one year to register all rural properties on a national registry named CAR (Rural Environmental Registry). This database will be…

BJF PARTNER
TSū

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The BJF engages on social platforms to raise awareness of our cause. In April 2015 BJF joined a new social platform, Tsū. Tsū counted 4 million registered accounts after the first…

BJF TEAM
IVAN NISIDA

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https://vimeo.com/128389656 Meet Ivan Nisida, one of BJF’s representatives working full time in Brazil. His job is to extend the BJF network in Brazil and conduct research in preparation of our Mapping Project,…

BJF AMBASSADOR
PROF. DR. JAN VAN HOOFF

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https://vimeo.com/60917854 Meet our illustrious new Ambassador, Dr. Jan van Hooff! Jan is a former president of the Royal Netherlands Zoological Society and has built a successful career as a professor in…

BJF NEWS
THE BRAZILIAN FOREST CODE

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The new Brazilian Forest Code was implemented in 2012. The Code establishes a percentage of Legal Reserve for every rural property (20, 35 or 80% according to the area). It also redefines the size…

BJF SUPPORTING FRIEND
MARTIN VAN ROOIJ

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https://vimeo.com/112961597 The year of 2015 marked the arrival of a critical water crisis in Brazil. Due to the drastic deforestation of the Amazon and Cerrado, it has stopped raining in…

BJF TEAM
CHRIS TAP

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https://vimeo.com/57892867 Chris Tap is an award-winning sculptor with a passion for big cats. As a devoted member of our team, Chris is handcrafting 600 unique sculptures of the iconic black…