Reviving a Decades Old Brazil Nut Tree Plantation

Forty years ago, there was a plantation of Brazil Nut trees within the region that consists of drop one. At its height, this plantation had over 800 people working on site, and over 1.2 million trees were planted.

Around 30 years ago, the owners of the plantation became insolvent and were forced to sell the land. Due to its remote location deep in the Amazon, the new owners made zero effort to keep the plantation going and it was abandoned.

Over the past 40 years, around 200,000 Brazil Nut trees survived, growing to full production capacity, some of which span over 15 feet around.

Today, Nemus intends to revive the Brazil Nut operation by implementing the necessary infrastructure, including a local processing plant to eliminate the need for intermediaries. The new operation will provide living wages for local employees and export most of its production to European and US markets.

It is estimated that over 1,000 direct jobs will be created to harvest and process the Brazil Nuts, without impacting the surrounding forest.

Respectful Eco-Tourism

Imagine being able to visit a remote region of the Amazon jungle where 5-star accommodations await you in a treehouse high up in the canopy. You wake up to your morning coffee, immersed in the sights, smells and sounds of nature before heading out for a morning swim in the clean waters of the local “igarape”. Later that afternoon, you trek through the forest to encounter massive trees over 30 feet in diameter, and for dinner you visit a local village to break bread with its residents.

Nemus intends to provide opportunities like this for eco-tourism, with the highest standards in both comfort and respect to the land. These experiences will serve to provide a true learning opportunity for the most adventurous of Guardians. This will be the most direct way to realize firsthand the commitments they have made toward conserving the forest.

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