Photo Of The Day!
- In 1998, a Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado and his wife started a project to plant 2.7 million trees in the Minas Gerais region of Brazil.
- The barren 1,754-acre plot of land was previously a forest that was wiped out by deforestation; it led to all of the wildlife disappearing.
- Now, 20 years later, they have completely restored the land and it has grown into a lush and thriving forest.
- In addition to 293 species of trees, the land now has 172 species of birds, 33 species of mammals, and 15 species of amphibians and reptiles—many of which are endangered.