Reforest The Tropics

An applied research program demonstrating climate change mitigation through sustainable farm forestry

Forest Habitat

A new visitor to the forest recently seen climbing on a Deglupta hybrid or Rainbow tree because of its lovely colored bark. The southern tamandua, also called a collared anteater, or lesser anteater (Tamandua tetradactyla), is normally nocturnal, we were lucky to catch the moment.

The markings are distinctive, this example is strongly vested, and it is best to avoid close contact as they can produce an unpleasant scent when aggravated. The forests bring wildlife back to this area that was previously an open field for grazing cattle.

The Lesser Anteater

The Lesser Anteater

EXAMPLES OF FOOD FOR WILDLIFE
FROM RTT CARBON-OFFSET FORESTS ON FARMS IN THE TROPICS

Papaya in the 2010 plantings.  There are about 5 papayas in each hectare of the new forests.  These are of a variety that are not very good tasting for humans, they are for the bird populations.  The papayas planted themselves and as soon as the fruits turn yellow the birds harvest them.  Papaya

 

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