Letter from the Executive Director
Science and the media have shown us that climate change and biodiversity loss are a daily reality that affects people and landscapes in Brazil and around the world. And to meet such complex challenges, we must be creative, seek innovative solutions and create inclusive networks of cooperation, including partners from other sectors.
TNC has worked with communities, businesses, governments and various partners to find and help implement solutions that can promote systemic transformation in the way markets, governments and society relate to nature. We believe it is change that will bring transformation on the scale needed to address the challenges that threaten communities, species, forests, habitats and landscapes around the world.
In Brazil, our scientific work aims to provide information, data and technical knowledge. We continuously seek innovation to help coordinate efforts and influence decision-making that strengthens nature conservation in the Amazon, Cerrado, and Atlantic Forest.
In these three biomes, we have identified areas where we can implement actions with potential for replication in other regions.
Whether it’s looking for ways to stop deforestation in Pará, helping to directly expand production in already open areas of the Araguaia Basin, or leveraging forest restoration on important basins rivers of the Mantiqueira, we are continuously working in integration with other partners, including all the links in the chain. . Our goal is to ensure that the environmental benefits essential to humanity go hand in hand with social and economic benefits for all, in particular indigenous peoples, quilombolas, traditional communities, rural producers and landowners, all essential partners for nature conservation.
In 2021, we lived through another difficult period; however, we have achieved all the important results of our work in Brazil.
In the Amazon, fomenting economic opportunities to avoid deforestation, we are developing the restoration of degraded areas through agroforests. We initiated this work ten years ago with the Forest Cocoa project, which has already benefited today more than 300 farming families in the southern and southeastern regions of Pará. We also encourage technologically original projects to strengthen the bioeconomy between indigenous peoples and traditional communities in the Tapajós basin.
In the Cerrado, we participated in the development of a food security plan to feed six indigenous communities in the middle Araguaia region during the pandemic. We also supported the design of the first indigenous tourism plan for the state of Mato Grosso, produced by the Paresi people. And we’re also helping to reclaim 76,600 acres of degraded pasture through the Come back Program.
In the Atlantic Forest, we had the support of the Regenerate America Restoration program of 6,671 acres of forest on rural properties in the Mantiqueira range. We also launched the Mantiqueira Portal, an advanced spatial data tool that helps monitor restoration projects and facilitates regional decision-making.
Enjoy our annual report and learn more about these and other results that make us proud.
We are short on time and must act now. Only by working together can we achieve the scale needed to address climate change and biodiversity loss with the urgency needed.
Together we find a way.