STRENGTHENING THE NETWORK
In the year of 2008, Copaíba was awarded the approval of the project See again by Petrobras, through the Petrobras Environmental Program. Landowners in the Rio do Peixe and Camanducaia Basins interested in restoring degraded areas receive free seedlings of native Atlantic Forest species through this project, as well as technical support for planting and maintaining the area for 2 years.
Support for the restoration of degraded areas is provided through other projects, in addition to Verde Novo. Copaíba has been carrying out riparian forest restoration projects with government support (FEHIDRO – State Fund for Water Resources, PDA Mata Atlântica and Collection for the Use of Water) since 2005, and the Clickarvore Program, from Fundação SOS Mata Atlântica.
Another important aid is linked to the collaboration of individuals and companies who support the institution with monthly donations in cash, materials and services. These resources, in addition to helping to maintain its structure and operation, are intended for the restoration of the Atlantic Forest.