Deforestation in the Amazon has reached a 15 year high, affecting its capacity to absorb carbon dioxide, exacerbating the climate crisis and harming the local communities whose guardianship of the rainforest is vital.
The Caring Family Foundation funds projects in the Brazilian rainforests, which focus their efforts on reforesting degraded areas to strengthen the local flora and help traditional communities to maintain their sources of income and long-term experience.
For 2022, The Caring Family Foundation, in alliance with SOS Amazonia, aims to plant 1 million trees in the Amazon by March 2024. This project will support more than 400 local families and indigenous communities with food and income, ensuring the protection of their livelihoods, while also slowing the effects of climate change.
In 2021, The Caring Family Foundation pledged to plant 1 million trees in Brazil’s rainforests by March 2023 in partnership with One Tree Planted, creating 300 jobs and helping to protect the livelihoods of local communities as well as endangered species, and increase biodiversity across the forests. To date, 500,000 trees have been planted across the Amazon and Atlantic forests, and another 500,000 trees will be planted in the Amazon’s Araguaia Corridor by December 2022, 3 months ahead of schedule.
In 2020, The Caring Family Foundation directly funded a joint project between Rainforest US and the Indigenous Council of Roraima to build ten seedling nurseries that will produce a total of 15,000 seedlings each year in ten indigenous communities in the Roraima region of the Brazilian Amazon, as well as conduct workshops with local indigenous agroforestry students. Six nurseries have already been built, with the other four being concluded by October 2022.
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