Pontal do Paranapanema is a region in southeast Brazil over eighteen thousand hectares large and encompassing 32 cities west of São Paulo. The region has historically experienced broad deforestation and forest fragmentation in the last fifty years. However, organizations such as the Instituto de Pesquisas Ecológicas (IPÊ) are working to help recover and conserve the diverse fauna and flora of the region.
Create biological corridors regenerating 300 hectares of lands through the plantation of native trees in degraded areas.
Corridors For Life
Through its Corridors For Life program in Pontal do Paranapanema, IPÊ, is creating wildlife corridors throughout the region by restoring native forest ecosystems in degraded areas.
Biome: Atlantic Forest - Brazil
Region: Pontal do Paranapanema
Partner: Ecological Research Institute (IPÊ)
Objective: To create biological corridors among remnants of virgin forest, regenerating 300 hectares of lands through the plantation of native trees in degraded areas.
Goal: Direct plantation of 1 million trees
Carbon to be sequestered: 110 thousand tons of CO2 in 25 years