Cepan – Brazil


Planting trees is one of the sustainable ways in which to rehabilitate deforested Amazonian rainforest areas to their original abundance of flora and fauna.


Project Overview



Brazil, South America’s largest country, harbours the Amazonian rainforest which hosts unparalleled biodiversity. An average of 700 new animal species are discovered here each year. But the continued logging operations in rainforests, both legal and illegal, damage ecosystems and negatively impact indigenous communities that live on
designated reserves.

To manage the reforestation efforts, projects are carried out in conjunction with local farmers.

Our planting projects are carried out in two areas in eastern Brazil characterized by hilly uplands and low mountains. These regions are plagued by low-fertility soils and therefore challenging to repopulate with greenery.

Native flora such as the blue jacaranda and the multicoloured passion fruit vine are planted here. Their extensive root system grips the ground, reducing the process of wind and water erosion on surrounding agricultural and pastoral land.

The projects employ local villagers and indigenous people in order to regenerate forests and promote sustainable forestry.


  • Employ local community
  • Regenerate wildlife habitat
  • Reduce process of wind and water erosion
  • Promote sustainable forestry

Top Trees Species

  • Stryphnodendron
  • Strawberry Guava
  • Jequirity Beans

Wildlife Protected

Agricultural expansion, cattle ranching and logging across Brazil have had detrimental impacts on the quality of soils. Planting local species supports erosion control and enriches the soil with nutrients. The varying hues of the blossoms also make for a beautiful scenery during the flowering season, attracting some of the 900 local bird species to the reforestation areas.

Challenges & threats for development

→ Brazil continues agricultural expansion, cattle ranching and logging which have detrimental impacts on the quality of soils.