Brazil pledged to restore 12 million hectares of forests and other landscapes by 2030. It is a bold commitment and several national actors are investing and working hard to achieve this target. However, Brazil still lacks information and technology on planting native trees.

A new study published by WRI Brazil, alongside with the Brazilian Coalition on Climate, Forests and Agriculture and several Brazilian scientists, showcases opportunities and priorities for research and development of restoration efforts with native tree species in Brazil.

“Research gaps and priorities in silviculture with native species in Brazil” is a paper that addresses the need for more research and development on native species, showing that this investment can help scale restoration and foster businesses focused on planting trees. The paper identified native species with economic potential from the Brazilian Amazon rainforest and the Atlantic forest. It also ran an economic model proving that investing in R&D has good return (ROI).

Click here to read the working paper.