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In 2018, International Paper joined forces with World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to begin creating the first ever science-based targets for forests. These targets will identify what quantity and quality of forestland is needed for the planet, people, animals and plants to thrive. Part of that project includes a native forest restoration initiative in the Mogi Guaçu River basin within the Atlantic Forest of Brazil. This on-the-ground work, called “Raizes do Mogi Guaçu” (“Mogi Guaçu Roots”), aims to restore at least 100 hectares, or nearly 250 acres, of native forests in a region with low forest coverage and a high risk of water shortages.
Earlier this year, Matt Inbusch, manager of natural capital stewardship, International Paper, joined WWF and some of his colleagues in Brazil for a visit to the Mogi Guaçu river basin, where they had the opportunity to meet landowner partners in the Raizes do Mogi Guaçu program.
Through WWF’s Sustainability Works blog, Matt shares his insights on the unique program and describes how International Paper values collaboration to build a better future and achieve the company’s ambitious Vision 2030 goals.
International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a leading global producer of renewable fiber-based packaging, pulp and paper products with manufacturing operations in North America, Latin America, Europe, North Africa, Asia and Russia. We produce packaging products that enable world-wide commerce; pulp for diapers, tissue and other personal hygiene products; papers that drive communication; paper bags that carry groceries; and paper cups and food containers. We are headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., and employ roughly 55,000 colleagues located in more than 24 countries. Net sales for 2015 were $22 billion. For more information about International Paper, our products and global citizenship efforts, please visit internationalpaper.com.
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