Returning the Atlantic Forest to Its Wild Roots with WWF

Aug 10, 2020 12:00 PM ET

Did you know the Atlantic Forest of Brazil is home to 20,000 tree species? International Paper is proud to work with World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to restore 250 acres (100 hectares) of the Mogi Guaçu river basin in the Atlantic Forest, one of the most ecologically important forests in the world. Restoration efforts must take into account the vast diversity of this forest, as various tree species make a forest more resilient to pests, disease and extreme weather and support a wider variety of wildlife. Learn more about this ambitious project to restore the Atlantic Forest to its wild roots in the latest issue of World Wildlife Magazine.

This restoration project is part of a larger effort with WWF to help create the first science-based targets for forests, as well as the first comprehensive set of guidance on actions that companies, governments, NGOs and others can take to sustain the world’s forests.

At International Paper, our entire business depends on the sustainability of forests, and we recognize that sustainable forestry doesn’t just happen in the working forests from which we source our fiber. Through strategic collaborations like this one and our Vision 2030 goal of Healthy and Abundant Forests, we are working to conserve the biodiversity and health of all forestland, including those that are not used to make renewable, fiber-based products.

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