THE FORGOTTEN FOREST
A mammoth reforestation endeavour
In the beginning, the green Atlantic Forest stretched from Northern Brazil to Argentina. Then settlers came and trees toppled before an onslaught of stone, concrete, steel and plastic. Finally, only isolated patches remained.
Now, all that is changing thanks to women and men of good will who are set on breathing new life into the decimated forest. As an entire population devotes its efforts to a unique program of reforestation, life fills the biological corridors established between green islands of fragmented forest. Before our eyes, wildly colorful batrachians, howler monkeys and sloths rebuild an ecosystem we thought lost forever.