One Tree Planted’s Latin American projects are rebuilding forests and restoring land, so the benefits of healthy tropical forests can be felt around the world. Our partners work with communities impacted by deforestation so they benefit from improved forest management practices and agricultural techniques like agroforestry. This also ensures the trees and land are taken care of for generations to come, and the forests can continue to thrive.
We focus our support on the Amazon Rainforest. With the world’s largest rainforest ecosystem, the Amazon Rainforest spans 9 countries and is home to iconic species like the Jaguar, Macaw, Amazon River Dolphin, Black Spider Monkey, and Poison Dart Frog. By holding an estimated 90-140 billion metric tons of carbon, its forests play a critical role in the fight against climate change. Unfortunately, due to logging, unsustainable agriculture, and forest fires, it’s also a high risk zone for deforestation and degradation.
Project impacts and benefits:
- Protect & restore primary forests to stabilize the climate
- Conserve habitat for the Amazon Rainforest’s iconic wildlife species
- Provide sustainable livelihoods to local people through agroforestry