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. 

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...

Environmental lawyer joins BJF Team Brazil

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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...

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...

Partnership signed with JCF

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The Jaguar Conservation Fund (JCF), headed by the world renowned jaguar conservationist Dr. Leandro Silveira, initiated and architected the Araguaia Biodiversity Corridor (ABC) in 2008. Later on, the JCF introduced...

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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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 lifetime!…

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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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. That…

BJF Ambassador
Kees Rijnhout

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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 and…

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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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 Society…

BJF PARTNER
JUST GIVING

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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 support…

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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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 from…

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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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, such…

BJF AMBASSADOR
PROF. DR. JAN VAN HOOFF

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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 Ethology…

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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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 the…

BJF TEAM
CHRIS TAP

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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 jaguar…