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Brazilian Photographer Plants 2M Trees to Bring Over 1,700 Acres Rainforest Back to Life in 20 Years

 

Em uma cúpula sobre mudanças climáticas com líderes religiosos, Sebastião disse que havia acabado de retornar de uma viagem muito difícil, na qual testemunhou o genocídio de Ruanda, que ceifou a vida de quase um milhão de pessoas. Na cúpula religiosa, ele disse: “A terra estava tão doente quanto eu – tudo foi destruído. Apenas 0,5% da terra estava coberta de árvores. Então eu e minha esposa tivemos a ideia desafiadora de replantar a floresta. E quando começamos a fazer isso, aos poucos, todos os insetos, pássaros e peixes retornaram; graças ao aumento do número de árvores, eu também renasci como pessoa.” Dispostos a reflorestar aquela terra, Sebastião e sua família criaram o Instituto Terra pouco depois e, desde então, plantaram mais de duas milhões de árvores em duas décadas, transformando o meio ambiente e abrigando mais de 500 espécies ameaçadas de extinção, segundo o portal Science Insanity. A enorme área reflorestada resultou no aumento pluvial da região, além de um clima ligeiramente mais frio, trazendo uma mudança singela e desejável no clima. Fonte: @razoesparaacreditar #bioemmovimento #biology #biologos #biologia #biolog #floresta #instasustentavel #instanatureza #natureza #nature #eco #ecology #meioambiente #reflorestamento #sustentabilidade #sustentavel #ecologia #instanature #sebastiaosalgado #reflorestar #arvore #arvores

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Sebastião Salgado is a world-renowned Brazilian photographer. Photojournalists all over the world celebrate his photography books. Some of Salgado’s famous books are Genesis, Exodus, and Workers: An Archeology. And not only in the world of photography and journalism is Salgado famous, but environmentalists are also thankful for what Salgado did in Minas Gerais in Brazil.

Salgado and his wife, Leila, has transformed Minas Gerais into a tropical paradise again. Deforestation has stripped the region of wildlife and trees. Salgado said that the land was sick because 95.5% of the trees were gone, and the condition of the environment made him feel depressed.

The couple was heartbroken for what they’ve seen when they went back to their homeland. The pair decided to make the forest lush and green again. The Salgados were successful in bringing the wildlife back home.

It might seem an impossible task at first, but Salgado believed he needs to do something. The couple started an environmental organization named Instituto Terra in 1998. It is for the Valley of the River Doce’s sustainable development.

It might take the couple years of love, dedication, and labor to replant the forest, but it’s a worthwhile endeavor. It’s a 1,754 acre-land, and the couple has planted more than 2 million trees. Now, the land is a green and lush paradise once again. The pair has also designed the region to be a Private Natural Heritage Reserve, and logging is now illegal in the area.

Minas Gerais is now a habitat to 33 mammal species, 172 bird species, 293 types of trees, and 15 kinds of amphibians and reptiles. Most of the species that are living in the area are considered endangered. Also, springs in the region have flowed back again.

Salgado inspired a lot of people and environmental organizations. His vision and hard work have paid off. It also means we can do something to make our immediate surroundings better.

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