Parachutist throws more than 100 million seeds in a deforested area of ​​the Amazon

The Brazilian skydiver Luigi Cani executed one of the most important jumps of his life in the Amazon. On this occasion, the holder of the world record for the smallest parachute jump in the world, took more than 100 million seeds – from 27 species of trees native to the local biome – to a remote deforested area in the heart of the Amazon region reported during the last days local media

“We went through a very exhaustive process to gather all the tools capable of making this action possible. And there is no better feeling than the moment when we touch the ground again and we know that everything has gone well”, Cani pointed out.

“The seeds collected for the project have a germination rate of over 95% and do not require human intervention to germinate, so in a few years we will see the fruits of this unprecedented action,” he added.

According to the Ciclo Vivo portal, around 3.7 tons of materials and equipment were sent by ship to Novo Aripuanã, in the north of the country, while other actions were carried out with an electric vehicle on land.

For the jump, a biodegradable wooden box of more than 1 m³ and 300 kg of seeds was dropped from a plane at 14,000 feet.

When he got within 6,500 feet of the deforested area, Luigi Cani it plunged at 300 km/h, reached the box in free fall and released the seeds at the correct height to ensure precise and even distribution.

“The project aims to help in the recovery of the environment, reacting to the impacts suffered in recent years,” said BTG, a Brazilian investment bank, which contributed to this action promoted by Audi.