Largest reforestation project aims to plant 73 million trees

Nov 01, 2017, 8:22 AM EDT
(Source: Matt Zimmerman/flickr)
(Source: Matt Zimmerman/flickr)

With the CO2 levels hitting a record high in 2016, the signal is loud and clear – put in desperate carbon sinking efforts or brace for our habitat to perish as an inferno.

Over the next six years, Conservation International aims to plant 73 million trees across the so-called “arc of deforestation” in the Brazilian states of Amazonas, Acre, Pará, Rondônia, and throughout the Xingu watershed, making it the largest reforestation effort ever, notes Fast Company.

The restoration of tropical forests would play a crucial role if the world has to stick to its 1.2°C or 2°C [degrees of warming] target agreed in the Paris climate accord, writes Inhabitat. The group plans to employ carefully controlled techniques to minimize the costs dramatically while making the exercise participative and easy to replicate by people.