Brazil: Zurich Forest Reforestation Project
The Zurich Forest is a cooperation between Zurich Insurance and Instituto Terra, a non-profit organization founded in 1998. In the reforestation of the RPPN Fazenda Bulcão forests in Brazil, one million seedlings of up to 120 scientifically selected native species are planted. The former cattle grazing area in the Doce River Valley was originally covered by Atlantic Forest, a biodiversity hotspot. Due to deforestation and other activities, only 7% of the original forest remained intact.