On 1 June 2002, 3,000 people paraded through the Brazilian village of Quebrangulo and then set about planting tree saplings. For Anita Studer, from Switzerland, the event was the culmination of 13 years of work, for one of the trees planted on 1 June was the millionth sapling in her plan to reforest the region, a project for which she won a Rolex Award in 1990.
trees planted as of 2009
hectares of Pedra Talhada forest that have been declared a federal reserve, thanks to Studer
percentage by which slash-and-burn agriculture has decreased in local communities
percentage increase in the population of the rare anumara bird since the start of reforestation