As our field team is ready for the exciting start of another planting season, we’ve taken a moment to reflect on our milestones of the last planting season.
We’re extremely proud of our journey so far. After five planting seasons, including the 2018/2019 pilot project, we can already highlight some excellent achievements:
175 hectares restored and over 437 thousand native trees planted in a single planting season!
The 2022/2023 Planting Season was one of the most challenging for Black Jaguar until now. To achieve our ambitious goal, we have to grow – not only as a team and in number of hectares restored, but also in terms of learning, opportunities and changes.
And the result for the planting season was excellent! In a single rainy season (October through April), our field team carried out ecological restoration on 175 hectares of the Araguaia Biodiversity Corridor – growing and planting 437 thousand native trees!
More than 300 hectares restored by Black Jaguar Foundation
With the last planting season, we’ve now restored over 300 hectares on partner properties in the Araguaia region. This area equates to approximately 680,000 native trees planted by our team.
All these developing species are already part of the ecological corridor that will contribute to bring back the biodiversity of two of the world’s most vital ecosystems: the Amazon Rainforest and the Cerrado.
Activities on 17 partner rural properties
During the 2022/2023 planting season, Black Jaguar worked on 17 partner properties, engaging in both planting and maintenance activities.
This significant growth strengthens our organization locally, and the consistent success of our work year after year instills confidence in other rural property owners in the region.
Expanding the Araguaia Biodiversity Corridor geographically
Black Jaguar is already present in three cities along the Araguaia River: Marianópolis do Tocantins, Caseara (Tocantins), and Santana do Araguaia (Pará) – where are located our main activities and the BJF nursery with a capacity for 500,000 seedlings per year.
Looking ahead to the project’s future, our articulation team continues to work on promoting the organization and the Araguaia Biodiversity Corridor in southern Pará. We hope that in the coming years, many more cities can become part of one of the world’s largest restoration projects.
Now is the time to focus on the upcoming planting season, which is just around the corner. How about becoming a part of this mission of hope and action? Support us!