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REGENERATING BRAZIL'S ATLANTIC RAINFOREST

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ORGANIZATION: AMIGOS DE IRACAMBI-U S INC

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Trees are essential for life on Earth, to face the challenge of biodiversity preservation and fight climate change we invite you to join Iracambi’s principal program and get down to earth with us! Together, volunteers, students and communities, we are willing to plant trees and create a new scenario for the Atlantic Forest biome in Brazil.

This program consists of planting trees in rural properties in the region south to the Serra do Brigadeiro, more specifically in areas crucial for an improvement of water capacity, formation of ecological corridors and forest restoration in degraded areas.

Iracambi is in charge of preparing and caring for the seedlings, for planting activities and monitoring the planted trees. The help of volunteers is essential in all the different stages and practices involved in this process, starting with the favorite place on our campus: the nursery. Creating and maintaining healthy seedlings requires a lot of work: from collecting seeds to caring for the seedlings, ensuring they are healthy for planting.

The seedlings are planted on a specific time of the year, with the beginning of summer rains, which increases the chances of their survival.

Planting trees requires visiting farmers at different times of this process (before, during and after planting) to choose the area for planting, prepare the soil and to maintain the trees during a two years period. This way we offer guidance to achieve the best results!

By volunteering you gain experience in reforestation, plant biodiversity, getting to know properties, rural producers and their way of life, knowing and applying techniques for collecting, identifying seeds and plants, planting and monitoring, and many more!

The coolest thing is how in the end we manage to create a worldwide network of partners involved in this process: the project is financed by people and organizations from different parts of the globe, volunteers also from different parts of the world work in part or all stages of the process together with the local community. In other words, we manage to converge global interests into local actions! Come and be part of this team, protect the forest and transform lives with us!

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About AMIGOS DE IRACAMBI-U S INC

Location:

1250 BEVERLEY RD, MCLEAN, VA 22101, US

Mission Statement

SAVING FORESTS AND CHANGING LIVES IN THE BRAZILIAN RAINFOREST

Description

Amigos de Iracambi is a non-profit, registered in Brazil and the US, and located in one of the world’s top biodiversity hotspots: Brazil’s Atlantic Forest. At Iracambi you’ll be on the front line of biodiversity conservation and sustainability and you’ll gain firsthand experience in biodiversity conservation (reforestation, medicinal plants, forest monitoring,) and sustainability, (community outreach and environmental education.). Iracambi is all about Saving Forests and Changing Lives, and you are warmly welcomed to become a part of it!

We’ve been here for over twenty years, and during that time we’ve planted over 150,000 native forest trees, founded the first program of environmental education in the region, created thousands of acres of protected areas, hosted 2000 students, researchers and volunteers from 71 countries, and impacted the lives of thousands of people in our region: the Serra do Brigadeiro mountains.

Our alumni (we call them Iracambistas) can be found across the world in academia, business, the arts, government, and international organizations.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Environment
Community, Environment

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Iracambi Research CenterFazenda Iracambi s/nRosário da LImeira, Minas Gerais 36878000Brazil

(-20.98172,-42.5116)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Week days: 9 AM to 5PM (Free weekends)
  • A strong desire to leave the world a better place than you found it. A sense of adventure and a sense of humor will help! Whatever your skill set we can make use of it, and, during your visit, you'll certainly acquire new skill sets you never knew yo

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