Protection for primates
Lately, we have been asked to help protect the monkey populations living in regions endangered by deforestation. After a thorough review of the situation, we have decided to intervene in 6 regions for the following reasons:
- These regions, called « Hotspots », possess the richest and most threatened biodiversity in the world, known as the « Cerrado », the Atlantic forest, and the Amazonian forest.
- The local partners of Nordesta Reforestation & Education living in each of these regions are trustworthy people who have already succeeded in executing many of our previous projects.
With its 113 species, Brazil is home to about half of the monkey species in the world. Most of them are in danger and 26 species appear on the red list of threatened species. The main cause of this situation is the destruction of ecosystems and the fragmentation of forests.
Our project consists of planting forest corridors to connect the fragmented islands of forest together, and put into place a chain of interregional solidarity.
Time is a crucial factor: the list of primates living in our chosen regions is still incomplete - new species have just been discovered - so we must act now to restore the ecosystem before other undiscovered species disappear.
We believe this project must be planned for the long term, with its first step lasting over a period of four years.
After this period, we will be able to measure and analyze our first tangible results: the growth of the forest corridors and the broadening of the monkeys’ habitat. We will also have a more detailed listing of the monkey species and populations living in the region.