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A couple of people can literally make a whole forest of a difference!

That’s what renowned Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado and his wife Lélia Deluiz Wanick Salgado have proven. With the help of many, they planted 2.7 million trees over the span of two decades, completely restoring an entire forest that had been wiped out by deforestation.

Upon returning to his homeland, Sebastião found all the trees cut down and the wildlife gone rather than the tropical paradise that he remembered as a child. Then his wife came up with the brilliant idea of replanting the forest.

To make their dream come true, Salgado and his family recruited partners, raised funds and, in April 1998, they founded the Instituto Terra. Since then, they have completely transformed the environment back into its original condition, thriving with fauna and wildlife!

Just imagine, if in just 20 years, two people can create a 1502-acre forest, then if everyone comes together to protect the environment, how much can be done.

Art by the super talented Italian artist Emiliano Ponzi.

Source: Intelligent Living