22/09/21 - Reforestation

Due to the extent of deforested areas and their restoration costs, defining priority regions for forest recomposition is crucial. The project aims to analyze native vegetation protection areas in different study regions and indicate priority areas for reforestation. A method for defining these areas was developed and applied to the Itacaiúnas river basin, considering water resources, forest connectivity, the suitability of the environments as habitat, and the chance of successful restoration. The current results indicate areas that need to be legally restored and places where restoration would bring the most benefits, considering the selected environmental criteria.