Help us ensure our forests last for future generations
The Nature Conservancy is working to promote large scale forest restoration in two of Brazil's crucial forests - the Atlantic Forest and Cerrado Forest. They are essential not only to the survival of many plant and animal species, but also to the people of Brazil – providing help against climate change, storing and filtering water, helping protect against floods and providing economic opportunities to local communities.
Due to many factors, very little of these forests remain. We are working to plant trees across these areas to benefit both people and nature.
In Southeastern Mexico, the Maya Forest is recognized as the America’s second-largest tropical forest after the Amazon. Encompassing the three states of the Yucatan Peninsula, the steamy tropical jungle famed for Mayan culture harbors iconic wildlife like the jaguar, puma, scarlet macaw. The Mayan forest also is home to vibrant indigenous Mayan communities who continue to practice ancestral farming practices .
In Southwestern Mexico, the Mesoamerican Forest Corridor is recognized as a biodiversity hotspot with diverse forest ecosystems and the America’s northernmost tropical cloudforest. In Chiapas, these forests also produce 30% of the country’s freshwater and sustain the more than 10 indigenous groups.
We are working to restore these forests which lose hundreds of thousands of acres yearly due to deforestation.