Aimorés, MG - Brasil | 2018-10-19  
   
 
What we do - Production of seedlings
 
 

In both the internal planting of the PNHR Bulcão Farm as in the external projects, the seedlings used today are all grown in the conservatory of the Instituto Terra. Its first greenhouse, with an annual capacity for 80,000 seedlings, was donated in 2001 by “SOS Mata Atlántica” and by the Brazilian branch of Conservation International. In 2002, the Ministry for the Environment financed the extension of the nursery to give it an annual capacity of 400,000 seedlings.

In 2008, as a result of the agreement established with the Government of Minas Gerais, through the Water Basin Fund for Sustainable Recuperation, Protection and Development, a new expansion was started in order to guarantee an annual production of one million seedlings.

The seeds used are collected within a 125-mile radius of Bulcão Farm and have resulted in the production of over 290 Atlantic Forest species that are now being developed in the nursery. By December, 2012, the Instituto Terra had produced over 4 million native seedlings.

 

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