Reforesting project Brazil completed
Katoen Natie entered in a partnership with environmental authorities and a local sugar cane plantation, who provided a 57 hectares area around a natural lake. The project involved the plantation of over 100.000 seedlings and maintenance during a period of 5 years. The goal was a 95% survival rate at the end of this period.
Despite a very tough first year with an extensive drought period that caused over 50% of the seedlings not surviving, we can proudly confirm to have achieved our target! This project has resulted not only in creating a natural lung, but also in providing a new home to several species of wildlife, such as birds, capybaras and even an occasional jaguar, and new vegetation.