Raizes do Mogi Guaçu: International Paper Talks Forest Restoration with WWF for a Better Future

Apr 22, 2020 10:30 AM ET

In 2018, International Paper joined forces with World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to begin creating the first ever science-based targets for forests. These targets will identify what quantity and quality of forestland is needed for the planet, people, animals and plants to thrive. Part of that project includes a native forest restoration initiative in the Mogi Guaçu River basin within the Atlantic Forest of Brazil. This on-the-ground work, called “Raizes do Mogi Guaçu” (“Mogi Guaçu Roots”), aims to restore at least 100 hectares, or nearly 250 acres, of native forests in a region with low forest coverage and a high risk of water shortages.

Earlier this year, Matt Inbusch, manager of natural capital stewardship, International Paper, joined WWF and some of his colleagues in Brazil for a visit to the Mogi Guaçu river basin, where they had the opportunity to meet landowner partners in the Raizes do Mogi Guaçu program.

Through WWF’s Sustainability Works blog, Matt shares his insights on the unique program and describes how International Paper values collaboration to build a better future and achieve the company’s ambitious Vision 2030 goals