Paubrasilia echinatamore precisely known as pau brasil, is the most emblematic tree of Brazilian flora. The exploitation of Pau Brasil during the first centuries of colonization preceded its inclusion in the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) list of threatened species and severely restricted its availability in the global trade market.

The Floresta Viva Institute and the Pernambuco International Conservation Initiative (IPCI) began a partnership in 2013 to promote pau brasil as a silvicultural species in Southern Bahia. The project started in 2017 and has so far carried out activities of pau brasil seedlings distribution, planting and monitoring; research and development of strategies for certification of pau brasil plantations; organization and realization of the III Pau Brasil Workshop; as well as logistical support for the Itabuna Symphony Orchestra.

The final phase of the Project foresees the writing of an article with information on the Paubrasilia echinata timber growth and quality in plantations in the Atlantic Forest.

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