Grupo Ambiental Natureza Bela
Our mission is to contribute to nature conservation through the recovery of degraded habitats, local awareness through environmental education, and the strengthening of citizenship.
We have 3 plant nurseries with native species focused on actions of forest restoration, environmental education, reception of wild animals sick or seized from trafficking, among other various socio-environmental activities.
In recent years, the Natureza Bela Group has already restored 735 hectares of roest land, whose estimate points to the planting of more than 1.5 million seedlings of native species from the Atlantic Forest.
Part of the restoration takes place in National Parks, which previously suffered from forest fires or other problems. These areas are looked after for 3 years following the planting, to maintain and monitor the restoration.
Whenever possible, we conduct joint actions of environmental education in communities neighboring the areas to educate the locals on our mission.
- Recover degraded habitats
- Maintain planted trees
- Replant forests after natural disasters
- Educate and mobilize local communities
Top Trees Species
The Brazilian Atlantic Forest is one of the largest hotspots of world biodiversity, with the greatest diversity of tree species per hectare on the planet. In fact, the Brazilian Atlantic Forest has a higher biodiversity of tree species than all of Europe.
Jequitibá (Cariniana estrellensis)nnt
Pau Brasil (Paubrasilia echinata)ne
Jacaranda da baia (Dalbergia nigra)nv
We preserve the forests that support all the animal life present in this biodiverse ecosystem, among which we can mention the largest primate in the Americas (Brachyteles hypoxanthus), the Jaguar (Panthera onca) and the Tapir (Tapirus terrestris).
Challenges & threats for development
-> Keeping the forest standing and contributing financially to its preservation.
-> In addition to being much cheaper than restoring, the preservation of the standing forest is more effective, but much less galmorous, leading to less donations.
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