I hope your weekend is going well and you're taking some time to enjoy and appreciate this amazing planet we get to call home. It's Jon with another eco update just for you.
This time, it's about the Cantão which is arguably the most precious ecosystem we are fighting to not just defend, but heal and restore.
This quick video shows some of the recent devastation we discovered while on a reconnaissance mission deep into the territory.
A Fascinating Feat of Nature
This unique ecosystem and its importance to the entire Amazon is simply fascinating.
Formed by an inland delta, it comprises over 880 lakes and contains the biggest river island in the world.
This magnificent creation of nature forms because of an intense ecotone (an ecotone is a transition between two different biological regions).
While most transitions between distinct environments are gradual, the Cantão is different. This abrupt meeting of the Amazon Rainforest, intermediary wetlands, and great subtropical plains creates a habitat that is endemic to many amazing species that otherwise would never be able to survive together.
Almost akin to a natural paradise, animals like Brazilian deer and anteaters roam near giant otters and pink dolphins as jaguars and tapirs traverse the vast wilderness.
In fact, during my first trip into the region I was lucky enough to see a pink dolphin first hand...a truly incredible sight.
Massive Tree Operation Underway
It's no secret that our specialty is trees. And in just a few weeks we will launch our program to plant thousands of trees throughout the most devastated areas of the region.
In the meantime our team will be gathering more native seeds from the forest, preparing them in our network of nurseries, and protecting the areas from further destruction through fire-fighting efforts.
The results of our mission have grown with each tree planted, and we're on track to make an even bigger impact than we ever thought possible in such a short period of time...all thanks to YOU and your amazing support.
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