The Amazon can receive a “real” planting of 500,000 to 1 million seedlings of native tree species in what may be the largest reforestation project ever undertaken.
And we are not talking about aerial seedbed, commonly called “muvuca”, propagated as capable of afforesting millions of trees, when it is scientifically proven that their seedling conversion rate is very low – less than 5% of seeded seed arrives. sprouting into trees, according to experts.
To enable large-scale reforestation, the company Mahogany Roraima – headquartered in Sao Paulo and branch in Boa Vista – is offering a partnership to owners of devastated areas that need to regularize their environmental liabilities. Mahogany’s director, Marcello Guimarães, explains that the company would commit to reforesting the partner’s area, in exchange for in the future sharing with him the exploitation of part of the wood (the percentage allowed by law).
Mahogany itself would promote the mandatory registration of the partner owner in the CAR (Rural Environmental Registry), which is the first step to obtain the environmental regularity of the property.
Required for all rural properties, the CAR is a nationwide electronic public registry that aims to integrate environmental information from rural properties and possessions relating to Permanent Preservation Areas (APP), Restricted Use Areas, Legal Reserves (RL), remnants of forests and other forms of native vegetation. The registry is a database for control, monitoring, environmental and economic planning and combating deforestation.
Once the devastated areas have been identified, Mahogany Roraima will be able to apply for funding for reforestation projects to the Amazon Fund, which raises, from developed countries, financial resources to preserve the world’s largest rainforest and thus help fight against climate changes.
Since its creation in 2008, the Amazon Fund has received more than R $ 3.4 billion in donations and has become the main national instrument for funding prevention, monitoring and combating deforestation, promoting conservation and use. sustainable development of the Amazon biome. Its resources currently support 103 projects by state governments and civil society to protect the forest.
Expertise + state-of-the-art technology – The fourth largest African mahogany production company in the world, Mahogany Roraima has developed its own structure and state-of-the-art technology to plant 200 hectares per day (4,000 ha / year) with just 39 people. A 100% automatic machine, designed by Marcello, simplifies and speeds up planting and even allows a planned distribution of native species, contributing to the development and preservation of biodiversity in reforested areas.
To ensure the quality of the seedlings to be planted, the company has just concluded a technical-scientific partnership with professors from the University of Viçosa, specialists in native seedling production and cloning, forest planting and soil recovery for planting. It is this team that currently runs a 100,000 ha reforestation project in the Doce River basin, which bathes areas of the states of Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo. “We are specialists in fast planting, and they are the best in the world in producing seedlings,” says Marcello Guimarães.
Mahogany Roraima is currently presenting this solution for the recovery of devastated areas to the government of the State of Pará. It will then take it to all other states that make up the Legal Amazon (Acre, Amapá, Amazonas, Mato Grosso, Rondonia, Roraima, Tocantins and Maranhão).
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