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Planting 10,000 trees in the Amazon is the first step in recovery


Amazon forests

Non-institutions in Brazil are taking the first steps to restore the Amazon and counter deforestation, and are planting more than 10,000 trees in the Brazilian Amazon.

The Argentine newspaper "El Comercio" stated that the "Save the Amazon" Foundation, in cooperation with Spanish Aeronautics, has planted more than 10,000 trees in the Brazilian Amazon as part of the "Inna Forest" project, which aims to protect this area and restore it with biodiversity, in addition to combating climate change.

The newspaper pointed out that the local indigenous communities are responsible for planting and caring for the native species that will be grown in the Brazilian region of Porto Extrema, specifically one tree per worker in the Aina group in Spain, Brazil and London-Luton.

In this way, the initiative that forms part of its sustainability strategy will also contribute to the "economic and social development" of the local population and respect and promotion of human rights.

Preserve the Amazon

The newspaper pointed out that the "Saving de Amazon" Foundation is participating in the project to preserve the Amazon region by planting and caring for native trees in degraded places.

The Foundation has planted “more than 390,600 trees,” making it possible to “naturally” absorb up to 421,848 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2), a greenhouse gas (GHG), and engaging more than 25 indigenous communities in these developments at the same time.

The Amazon forest, which extends across nine countries, is one of the areas most severely affected by climate change, which has become called the "cursed inheritance", as it represents the biggest challenge facing Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

Amazon rainforest

A tropical rainforest, the largest part of which is located in Brazil located on the continent of South America, this basin covers an area of 7,000,000 km², of which 5,500,000 km² (2,100,000 sq mi) is covered by rainforest.

It was called the Amazon forest due to its large area, and scientists described it as “the lung through which the earth breathes,” due to the process of photosynthesis that results in oxygen, as it is considered the largest forest on Earth.

Scientists from Brazil and the United States have stated that the attacks on the Amazon forests are greater than expected by about 60 percent, and these attacks are expected to pose a threat to the forest. The majority of these forests are located within Brazil, with 60 percent of the rainforests, followed by Peru with 13 %, and Colombia by 10%, and in lower proportions in Bolivia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, and Venezuela. Four countries give the name “Amazonas” to one of their first-level administrative regions, and France uses the name “Guayana Amazonian Park” in the Amazon rainforest protected area.

The Amazon forest accounts for more than half of the remaining rainforests on the planet, and is home to the largest area of tropical rainforest and the most biodiverse in the world, an estimated 390 billion individual trees divided into 16,000 species.

More than 30 million people from 350 different ethnic groups live in the regions surrounding the Amazon, divided into 9 different national polities, indigenous peoples making up 9% of the total population in addition to 60 groups, which remain largely isolated.

Mohamed Al-Rawi is a professional journalist since 2011, a media graduate from Kuwait University, a technology expert, a media consultant and a member of the International Organization of Journalists - a member of the fact-checking team at Meta Company. He writes in the fields of entertainment, art, science and technology, and believes that the pen can change everything.