Leonidas planted a few native trees on his farm a while ago, and they’ve been growing there since then. Now, he is replacing his guayusa monoculture crop with more native trees and shrubs, in order to attract the animal species that used to live there. Using organic and sustainable agroforestry techniques, he wants to create a forest where the native species can find food.
Restore 5 hectares in the Amazon rainforest
Why is it important?
The vast biodiversity of South America’s tropical rainforests is under threat. Farm-owners cut down the forests to collect wood or to make space for monoculture farming, using chemical fertilizers and pesticides, which contaminate the rivers and the soil.