Planting 5,000 Trees

dock10 is working in partnership with the Institute for Ecological Research (IPE) in Brazil to plant environmentally important tree corridors in Brazil's endangered Atlantic rainforest.

This is one of the world's most ecologically diverse regions, where a single hectare can contain 450 species of tree and be home to countless species of birds, animals and insects.

The project sees local people trained to grow and plant native trees from seed. This brings employment, helps counter the impact of deforestation and ensures the survival of unique endangered species.

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Photo of the community farmer planting trees
Photo of the community farmer planting trees

Our Commitment

dock10 has planted 5,000 trees in the Atlantic rainforest of Brazil, a commitment that has created an area of forest that is the twice the size of our building – adding up to an enormous 25,000 square meters. With sustainability increasingly important to the broadcast industry, our tree planting is just one of the ways that we are helping.

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Working with the Local Community

Seedling trees of native species are grown in IPE community plant nurseries, run by local people who are learning valuable skills and earning a living. These nurseries also promote positive agroforestry techniques, teaching farmers to use more sustainable practices that help preserve the environment and promote wildlife biodiversity.

Photo of a tree corridor
Photo of a tree corridor

Tree Corridors

The saplings are then planted to form three environmentally important forest areas:

  • Tree corridors which connect isolated patches of rainforest
  • Buffer zones around established rainforest
  • ‘Stepping stones’ between established rainforest areas

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Nurturing the Environment

This is helping to restore the 900,000 km² of Atlantic rainforest that has been lost. It enables unique species of flora and fauna to flourish, including around 8,000 plant species that simply don't grow anywhere else. And it is rebuilding one of the world's great carbon sinks, essential to combating climate change.

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Photos of a Tapir, Ocelot, Black Lion Tamarin and Jaguar

Connecting the Forest

The tree corridors created connect isolated areas of forest and are crucial for enabling animals, including the Jaguar, Ocelot, Tapir and Black Lion Tamarin, to move between them. This expands the places where they can find food and breed, significantly increasing their chances of survival as individual animals and as a species.

Corridors for Life:

Climate, Communities and Biodiversity in Brazil’s Atlantic Rainforest


Planting 5,000 Trees

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