Protection

Protection

On the 773 hectares of land in our care, we are the proud protectors of many endangered species, including jaguars, tapirs, black-faced spider monkeys and harpy eagles. We protect over 100 brazil nut trees, the giants of the rainforest. Not only do these giants store huge amounts of carbon, but the nuts from these trees provide a sustainable income for local communities.

Reforestation

Reforestation

Our forest rangers collect the healthiest seeds and seedlings from the native hardwood trees and bring them to our nursery. Once they have matured into saplings they are strategically planted back on our lands.

 

 

Restoration

Restoration

One example of the damage left behind by illegal gold miners is mercury polluted pits. We are investigating the best scientific methods to clean them up. As a start, we are planting a bamboo species that accumulates mercury in its tissues and thereby removing it from the soil. 

Pollination Promotion

Pollination Promotion

Bees are among the most important pollinators and their survival is key to world food security. Due to pesticides and deforestation, the indigenous meliponine bee population is threatened. To promote their populations, our rangers locate wild bee nests and transfer part of the community to houses that mimic their natural nests. An increased population of meliponines will help repair deforested areas.

Macaw Reproduction

Macaw Reproduction

Macaws have suffered major population declines due to the logging of the old growth hardwood trees on which they rely for nesting sites. To help with their reproduction, we are mounting macaw nesting boxes on the large trees on our brazil nut concession.  We hope this will lead to a new generation of baby macaws being born and raised on – and above – our land.

Education

Education

Our EARTH project stands for Environment Activities & Rainforest Teaching Hub. It is ARC’s online learning platform to teach students of all ages about the rainforest through stories, videos and activities. We hope to inspire an appreciation of our natural world and encourage the passion needed to save it. Visit EARTH here.

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