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  • Planting Forests in Brazil

    2010 - 05.25

    Currently under way is a project in Brazil by SCA, whereby they are planting forests where trees were removed in the past to make way for pasture land. They are planting a variety of different domestic tree species, including Parica, Tambori, Freijo and Cedro.

    In October 2008, the first seedlings were planted in Pará state and in December 2009 the site underwent an external audit by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).

    Stewart Begg, environmental manager for SCA tissue in Europe, says: “We’ve chosen an area in the Amazon basin in the state of Pará which is well known for having been deforested.”

    As part of the project, they are not only financing the planting but also supporting the indigenous population and encouraging biodiversity. The next part of the project will be to create a sustainable economic market for the domestic tree species, a social improvement programme and a conservation programme.

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