Our answer: Minaverde
The Minaverde project is led by a group of reforestation entrepreneurs who have been active for several years in the Amazon and who wish to pool their know-how and experience in order to develop a responsible gold industry that will, at the very least, restore hard-hit ecosystems. The heart of our approach is to focus first on the life of the soil, to initiate a long cycle of biodiversity restoration. The soil is the foundation of life, as it nourishes the forest and ensures its proper development. It is the home of more than 80% of terrestrial biodiversity. Thus, by restoring the biological activity of the soil, we provide plants with everything they need for their growth and we reactivate the forest cycle.
To do this, we select local plants that have the natural ability to develop on degraded soils and eventually make them fertile. Thanks to their rapid growth, these pioneer species will provide shade and recreate favorable conditions for the installation of other forest species. Reforestation also helps to stabilize soils and limit their erosion, preserve the quality of waterways and participate in carbon storage to reduce greenhouse gases.