Music for Relief contributed $57,000 in 2011 for the planting of 57,000 trees with The Nature Conservancy in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest for their Plant A Billion Trees campaign. Only 12% of the Atlantic Forest’s original area remains and only 7% is well conserved. It is one of the world’s most endangered tropical forests, threatened by coastal development, urban expansion, and illegal logging. The forest provides clean water and hydro energy for over 130 million Brazilians and is home to an extraordinary array of biodiversity found nowhere else on Earth. Much of what remains of the forest is found in isolated fragments, which are often too small to support a full array of its extraordinary biodiversity.
Reforestation in Brazil