Planting more forest in less time: Nature-inspired reforestation solution captures the 2018 Ray of Hope Prize

Bruno Rutman Pagnoncelli grew up among the trees in Brazil’s Atlantic rainforest, learning how to kayak its whitewater rapids and soaring high above the treetops in paragliders. On one of these paragliding trips, Bruno looked down and saw, first-hand, just how much deforestation was affecting the land he loved.

“One day, flying high, I saw a really big area with no forest, just grass. I realized that we need to make an innovation to solve this problem,” said Bruno, an industrial designer.

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