Brazil

Brazil

The Problem

90 percent of Brazil’s Atlantic Forest is gone from the Earth.

Unplanned development along the coast; growing cities; illegal logging and unsustainable agriculture; and ranching practices have all led to the Atlantic Forest’s decline. And Brazil’s Cerrado – the most biologically diverse savanna in the world and home to the most important sources of freshwater for the people of Brazil – is at risk from increased development.

Without these important habitats, 130 million people in Brazil will be without clean water and hydro-energy—and all of us will lose a vital climate regulator for our planet. We need your help now to protect the Atlantic Forest and Cerrado before they degrade even further.

How You Can Help

You can help restore health and vitality to the Atlantic Forest and Cerrado by planting new trees and helping damaged areas to regrow naturally.

Never before has such a large-scale restoration effort been so within the world’s reach. Together we can restore these endangered habitats. Together we can plant roots for tomorrow.

Plant a Billion’s Progress in Brazil

$16,985,291

We're currently at 19% of our goal

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Today, only 7 percent of the Atlantic Forest remains, and the Cerrado is increasingly threatened.  Preserving what is left is a critical global conservation priority.


Use our map to learn about the people and animals of the forest.

Help Protect Brazil’s Forests

Development along the coast, encroaching cities, illegal logging and the spread of agriculture have all led to the decline of the Atlantic Forest and the Cerrado. Help us Plant a Billion and ensure these forests remain for people and nature.

Help Protect Sources of Fresh Water

The Cerrado – home to the most important fresh water sources for the people of Brazil – is at risk from increased development. Without the Atlantic Forest and the Cerrado, 130 billion people in Brazil will be without clean water and hydro-energy.

Help Stabilize the World’s Climate

The Atlantic Forest – one of the biggest tropical forests in the world – and the Cerrado hold vast amounts of carbon dioxide and act as a cooling system for the Earth; they help stabilize the global climate and fight climate change.

Support Brazil’s People and Nature

Forests are essential to the livelihood and cultures of people around the world. The Atlantic Forest alone is home to an extraordinary array of species, many of which are found nowhere else on Earth.