The 8 Billion Trees team loading saplings on to a truck in a nursery located in the Amazon Rainforest

Planting Partners

By Nathan Petipas | Updated on October 12, 2021

As the core of our mission to restore and rehabilitate devastated areas around the world, and especially in “hot spots” where deforestation has destroyed countless ecosystems, our teams of biologists and planters carry out tree-planting operations throughout the Amazon Rainforest, Kenya, and Australia. However, we also partner with a number of groups to expand our reach and allow us to make a truly global impact.

In addition to our planting operations, we also fund the planting of trees all around the world by providing financial help to various groups and charities. Furthermore, we also fund the conservation of existing forests to help protect animals that are in grave danger of habitat destruction.

Tocantins Fauna Center with Cefau the jaguar looking away.
Tocantins Fauna Center with Howler Monkey playing.
Tocantins Fauna Center with Cefau the jaguar.
Howler Monkey eating fruit at Tocantins Fauna Center, Brazil.

In addition to providing habitat to many different species, Amazonian Rainforests serve as an amazing “carbon sink”–absorbing countless tons of pollution and carbon dioxide from the air. In fact, it’s one of the reasons we launched our carbon offset projects in the Amazon.

By conserving rainforests in the Amazon, we are able to stop deforestation at it’s source before coming in to plant and restore the natural environment. While it is obviously important to reforest areas that have been subject to reckless deforestation, it is critical to preserve the forests we do have.

Government of Pará, Brazil

Partnered with the Government in Pará, our team forms contractual obligations with local councils and officials to acquire protected status for devastated areas in the Amazon before conducting large-scale tree planting operations to restore environment and rebuild habitats.

Government of Tocantins, Brazil

Working directly alongside the Department of the Environment, our team carries out planting operations to restore degraded areas across the Brazilian State of Tocantins.

Ideflor-bio

We partner with Ideflor-bio, a government-backed research institute in the Amazon, to spread grassroots efforts on the ground throughout the rainforest. Working together, we provide local communities with the training, tools, resources, and funding they need to protect their forest home while simultaneously planting new trees to restore what has been lost.

Naturatins

Naturatins is a nature foundation that conducts environmental research throughout the extensive tropical savanna regions of Brazil known as Cerrado. This location is largely considered one of the most ecologically-rich areas on the planet second only to the Amazon Rainforest.  Roughly 10,000 plant species, 200 mammalian species, and 10 bird species are endemic to this region.

Eden Reforestation Projects

Eden Reforestation Projects makes an incredible impact by planting trees that go further than just helping the environment and wildlife. By hiring local farmers, the negative effects of deforestation diminish and man-made climate change is slowed.

It all begins with hiring local farmers and growers to start the planting process. By providing them with sustainable wages and the opportunity to make a positive impact in their local environment, not only are the trees planted–they are cared for long term.

As the trees continue to grow, the negative effects of deforestation diminish and man-made climate change is slowed.

We partner with Eden Reforestation Projects to plant millions of trees every year across multiple planting sites in Madagascar, Mozambique, and Nicaragua.

Amazon Watch

So far, working together with Amazon Watch, we have conserved over 185,329 acres throughout the Amazon Rainforest, where countless species of plants and animals depend on trees for their survival.

In addition to providing habitats for many different species, Amazonian Rainforests serve as an amazing “carbon sink”–absorbing countless tons of pollution and carbon dioxide from the air. In fact, it’s one of the reasons we launched our carbon offset projects in the Amazon.

By conserving rainforests in the Amazon, we are able to stop deforestation at its source before coming in to plant and restore the natural environment.

While it is obviously important to reforest areas that have been subject to reckless deforestation, it is critical to preserve the forests we do have.

Government of Pará, Brazil

Government of Tocantins, Brazil

Naturatins

Ideflor-bio

Eden Reforestation Projects

Amazon Watch