Our successful forest restoration model has already planted 130,000 trees in the Atlantic Forest. Forests 4 Water mobilizes the growing movement of environmentally active farm families to plant trees, restore water and create habitat for wildlife.
Creating Ecoleaders as agents of change for a sustainable future. Empowering and inspiring our students to become environmental leaders in their communities and realising their potential to actively contribute to resolving social and environmental problems.
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20 YEARS DOING OUR
PART SAVING FORESTS
AND CHANGING LIVES
At Iracambi we believe in changing with the times! Which is why we are going full steam ahead with the exciting business of transitioning from Team Robinka to Team Iracambi.
Iracambi is your base to volunteer your time and talents, expand your horizons (and ours), and participate in the many exciting opportunities available here.
Iracambi Rainforest Research Center is the perfect base for you to conduct your individual or group research projects in biological and earth sciences.
At Iracambi we believe in changing with the times! Which is why we are going full ahead with the exciting business of transitioning from Team Robinka to Team Iracambi. With amazing help from our wonderful group of change-makers we are overhauling our volunteer program, sprucing up the Center, planting lots of trees (check out our Forests 4 Water program which is going full blast,) and planting ideas – our current group of Young Eco Leaders is the best yet. We believe that life at Iracambi is too good to keep to ourselves, so we’re launching a brand new program of ecotourism, introducing carefully selected visitors to our little piece of paradise. We’ve revived the Medicinal Plants program – always a favorite, we’re extending our research capacity under the direction of our new research coordinator, and we’re gradually uploading our GIS maps so that they’ll be available to everyone. Our organic coffee project is going well – and the coffee tastes so good we can hardly bear to sell any! So, as always, we blend theory with practice as we explore ways of living sustainably, learning from the forest and learning from one another. We can’t wait to see what the next twenty years will bring, and we’d love to invite you to join us as we set out on the next adventure!
Forests 4 Water
Here in Brazil we’ve already planted 100,000 native rainforest trees and this year we aim to plant another 10,000! Why? Because springs are running dry, farmers are losing their crops and city water supplies are threatened. Healthy forests increase soil fertility, regenerate springs and allow rain clouds to form, attacking the water crisis at its root. Restoring the forest restores the water, while trees absorb carbon to combat climate change – a win-win for the forest, the farmers and us all.
Helping local farmers
Ten years ago neighbor Adão couldn’t afford to send his children to school so he cut his trees to sell charcoal, but this made his spring dry up.
Adão asked Iracambi for tree seedlings he could plant; these stabilized the mountain slopes and increased the forest cover.
With Iracambi’s help his spring is giving more water than ever before and, with his coffee production flourishing, Adão is now an advocate for conservation in the local community.