The Atlantic rainforest in Brazil is a bright spot for restoration May 27, 2021

from PRI: Science, Tech & Environment· ·

In the years that Ricardo Gomes César has worked in the Atlantic Forest, he’s seen the full transformation of landscapes from pastures to biodiverse rainforests. “If this was a TV show, I would show you some before and after pictures of our work,” he said. César works for the Institute for Ecological Research (IPÊ) in eastern Brazil, which has helped oversee the largest forest restoration project in the world in the last 20 years. _ Related:Gold rush in Brazil threatens Yanomami Indigenous people_ > “There is a huge effort of many organizations to do restoration. ... Brazil …

As the largest restoration effort in the last 20 years, the Atlantic Forest project provides a blueprint for the rest of the world.