The Amazon rainforest has a powerful and vast biodiversity that represents half of the planet´s terrestrial species, with approximately 40.000 plant species, over 400 mammals, 1.300 bird species and much to be discovered and protected. Recently, a new study has published an estimate that it would take three centuries to catalog all tree species.


The world´s biggest hydrographic basin, that represents a fifth of the global sweet water volume, is formed by Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana and is home of 3.000 fish species.


60% of this basin belong to Brazil, with about 4,200,000 km2.


















Due to all these characteristics, this biome is responsible for the storage of 80 to 120 Billion of tons of carbon, which is equivalent to almost a third of the global storage. Its vegetation releases about 7 trillion m3 per year into the atmosphere. Even with the reduction of deforestation over the past years, in 2015, deforestation of over 5,831 km2 for farming and agriculture or illegal removal of trees was registered. Each tree that is removed or planted alters a portion of these statistics.


Modern live has imposed a series of basic needs, as well as others that are superfluous, such as: internet, mobile phone, cars, air condition, energy, food, clothes and others that result in an average monthly emission of 2.07 tons of carbon gas per capita. Even changing basic attitudes in our day-to-day, such as collection of recyclable materials or rational consumption of natural resources, we continue to emit carbon dioxide and other gases to the atmosphere.


The only way to minimize or mitigate this impact is to plant new trees. As a way to facilitate this process, the Soka – CEPEAM Institute has developed the Voluntary Environmental Compensation Program – CAV.


This program is open to allow for anybody a voluntary monthly contribution of R$ 50,00 (fifty Brazilian Reais) to the Institute Soka – CEPEAM, that in exchange will produce seedlings to revitalize degraded areas and plant trees in the urban areas of the City of Manaus, conduct environmental education activities and scientific research for the preservation of the Amazon rainforest.


Thus, with a small monthly contribution, you can help to preserve nature and grant planting of trees that will positively influence the statistics of the Amazon biome that has such a global relevance.


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