Together with our partners at Instituto de Pesquisas Ecológicas (IPE), you can create a tree corridor to connect the Morro do Diabo State Park to isolated forest fragments to the north.
Linking these small patches of rainforest will give threatened populations of black lion tamarin, puma, jaguar, and ocelot a chance to thrive again.
The Atlantic Forest is one of the richest and most biodiverse habitats on the planet.
This extraordinarily lush rainforest, which extends both along the Atlantic coast and inland in southern Brazil, is home to many species of animals and plants that are found nowhere else on Earth.
Tragically, of this once vast landscape now only 12% persists in highly fragmented pockets. Increased human pressures mean that towns, pastures, and intensive farmland have replaced this once plentiful and colourful rainforest.
Despite so little remaining, the Atlantic Forest is still immensely rich in wildlife. However, many of the species that live there are now threatened with extinction, including the black lion tamarin that Durrell and our Brazilian partner, Instituto de Pesquisas Ecológicas (IPE), have worked to save for the last 30 years.
Deforestation in Brazil continues to happen at an alarming rate and we need to act now before it’s too late. Animals that live in small fragments of forest become isolated and face an increased risk of extinction.
Together we can protect this precious ecosystem by creating ‘wildlife corridors’, lifelines between the forest fragments. These corridors are established by planting trees to reconnect wildlife including highly threatened populations of black lion tamarins, jaguars, pumas, and ocelots.
Native people are at the heart of this project; the trees are grown in community nurseries and planted by local people, thereby providing sustainable livelihoods and future security for the true guardians of this rich and diverse landscape.
Help us achieve our vision for a wilder, healthier, more colourful world!