Forest Restoration In Agricultural Landscapes

Forest Restoration In Agricultural Landscapes

Our projects work on macro-scale restoration in agricultural frontier regions, especially those related to the environmental compliance of rural properties. The Native Vegetation ProtectionLaw (Law 12.651/2012), or the New Forest Code, determines that all rural producers must enter their properties in the Rural Environmental Registry (CAR). And, if there are environmental liabilities on their lands, they must join the Environmental Compliance Program(PRA), which proposes appropriate methodologies for the restoration of native vegetation. TNC works from the initial conception to practical examples on the ground that address the development of the restoration chain, the necessary basic infrastructure, and the good implementation of PRAs.

TNC developed the methodology for the Strategic Forest Restoration Plan (PERF), whose purpose is to understand, detail, and encourage the organization of the production chain in the region, identifying the mechanisms of the functionality of the chain and the factors capable of leveraging restoration activities. The PERF also identifies the main bottlenecks, proposing measures and recommendations for public policies and practices necessary to achieve the goals of recovering forest cover.

There are restoration projects in the municipality of Santarém in Pará and the state of Mato Grosso. The latter committed to restoring 2.9 million hectares at the COP in Paris. TNC is part of the Alliance for the Restoration of the Amazon and the Pro-Cerrado Alliance, a criticalagenda for forest restoration to take place in Mato Grosso.