Rewilding The Earth Through Creative Community.
At every key step of their online education, members of the Travel Video Academy plant a tree.
How It Works
Trees Planted At Every Milestone
Creating a Future of Beautiful Wilderness
Where We Are Planting
On the 26th and 27th of August 2017, a wildfire burned through a large area of the Douro Natural Park. It was one of the many fires that ripped through Portugal in 2017. A summer which not only saw an abnormal 120,000 hectares burn but also the worst loss of life in the country this century, 65 victims in one day.
More than 150 firefighters were involved in putting out the blaze supported by 51 vehicles, 2 helicopters and 1 plane. After two days the fire was finally under control but not before causing catastrophic ecological damage.
Ribeira do Mosteiro, once one of the most beautiful hiking trails in the natural park, was reduced to a charred, barren landscape. No-one knows how this lone tree survived.
Strategic planting began in September 2017, and through it’s continuation, our goal is to create a continuous native forest which is fire resistant and a safe-haven for wildlife.
Emergence Of Life
Since then, the vultures and eagles (Griffon, Black & Bonelli), have been the first species to return, with evidence of roe deer, wild boar, rabbits and bobcats making appearances also. Within a few years we will be re-introducing wild horses to graze the land.
Check out the actual trees that TVA member's have planted, complete with real images, GPS coordinates, and names.