Reforestation Project to Help Boost Biodiversity

By Cara Smusiak on February 20, 2010

Vegitation in a lush valley in Brazil's Atlantic Forest. Photo: Paula FJ via Flickr.com.A reforestation project in Brazil's critically endangered Atlantic Forest been handed a boon in the form of CCB certification, only the second project to earn this prestigious designation, which is administered by the Climate, Community & Biodiversity Alliance.

The project entails reforesting a stretch of forest between Monte Pascoal and Pau Brasil National Parks, reviving 1,000 hectares between the two protected areas, a Nature Conservancy press release reveals.

CCB is a big name in third-party validation of carbon sequestration projects, and projects that do gain certification must meet three critical requirements: mitigate climate change, protect biodiversity, and encourage sustainable development.

Click here to read our full article on TreeHugger.


By Cara Smusiak| February 20, 2010
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Cara Smusiak

Cara Smusiak

Cara believes using natural products and eliminating harsh or synthetic chemicals leads to a healthier, happier lifestyle. She grew up in a family that recycled just about everything, avoided harsh cleaners and heavily-scented products, and often turned to holistic medicine. Cara has degrees in art history and journalism, and has taken classes in environmental toxicology and environmental geology. She is passionate about healthy and natural living, environmental awareness and policy, and holistic health care.

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