Planting to recover the headwaters of Mucuri River

With the help of our volunteering employees and the formation of a positive movement to recover the headwaters of the Mucuri River, last Tuesday (15) we planted 150 seedlings of native plants at the Graciosa Vida Linda, farm, in the region of Itabatã.

The initiative is part of the “Mucuri River Headwaters Project,” created in partnership with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) – the world’s leading environmental organization – with the objective of promoting the river’s perpetuity and encouraging initiatives to protect its headwaters.

Since it started, the project has already planted 8,500 seedlings of native plants and recovered five headwaters. Our employee Isadora Borges, a volunteer in the project, told us how it felt to participate: “Small initiatives like this one make a huge difference in the future, especially once the river is recovered. It is very rewarding to see everyone joining forces towards this cause. It’s something I’ll take with me for the rest of my life,” she said.

Yugo Matsuda, coordinator of forest environment at our Unit in Bahia, stresses that the actions of the project have been supported by employees of the company and of other partners. “The event held today represents a milestone for the project, which has been well received by society, from small producers to government inspection agencies and others. Another essential link in our success is the work of volunteers, who tirelessly engage and participate in all initiatives of the Mucuri River Headwaters Project.”