Phoenix Project

Phoenix Project

– Local community Atlantic Forest restoration in the Serra do Urubu region, north east Brazil

Year: 2010 – 2012
: SAVE Brasil, BirdLife International

Project background
Since 2004, SAVE Brazil (SAVE) has been working to conserve the highly threatened Atlantic Forest at Serra do Urubu (Pernambucu State, Brazil) with support from the Aage V. Jensen Charity Foundation. This final project report gives an overview of the achievements of the project during its lifetime together with a more detailed Annual Project Report for the second half of 2011.

Importantly, all of the proposed activities were successfully completed and the project achieved its goal: To contribute to the conservation of the Atlantic Forest of north east Brazil and its rich and unique biodiversity by increasing the forested area through the involvement of local communities in forest conservation and restoration initiatives. Among the most significant achievements have been the formal designation of the Pedra D’Anta reserve as a Private Natural Heritage Reserve, the maintenance of the reserve (with no signs of illegal activities, such as logging, during the project period), the reforestation of 20.5 ha, training of local community members in reforestation and agro-forestry techniques, and a series of outreach and education activities that have generated a very positive enabling environment for future conservation action in the region.

pdficon_largeForest restoration Serra do Urubu – Final report (PDF 1.190KB)