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THE ART OF MAKING A DIFFERENCE Discover how Actiforce became part of one of the largest reforestation projects on earth


JAGUAR SCULPTURE This life-size sculpture (116 cm long and 96 cm tall) has been designed by award-winning sculptor Chris Tap. Chris donated his time, talent and craftsmanship to produce this astonishing sculpture for the BJF. His sculptures are sold worldwide and his works are being recognized for what they are: invitations to connect with the spirit of a mighty animal.


WE ALL HAVE THE POWER TO CHANGE The BJF is driven to restore the balance between nature and mankind to improve the life of each of us and all future generations on our planet.

THE MISSION Our goal is to help realize the Araguaia Biodiversity corridor in central Brazil. It will be the longest nature corridor on earth. And it has the potential to become the largest reforestation project in South America, improving the life of each of us and all future generations on our planet. With partners whose values match those of the tasks, step by step. The BJF offers a tangible solution for the drastic destruction of two of our most precious ecosystems: the Amazon rainforest and the Cerrado savanna.

THE STORY Inspired by the powerful documentary ‘HOME’ by Yann Arthus-Bertrand and its message that ‘we all have the power to change’, the BJF has expanded its mission. Instead of being the focus of the foundation, the black jaguar came to be its icon. It symbolizes the precarious future of the entire Amazon and Cerrado as well as the endangerment of our own species.


THE BJF COMMUNITY

ENTREPRENEURS, SCIENTISTS & ARTISTS UNITED BY A DRIVING FORCE The BJF Community consists of committed people and companies from all over the world who know they can make a difference.

ACTIFORCE Actiforce is a family-owned global business that provides exceptionally high-quality height-adjustable desk frames for enhanced ergonomics. The company was founded in the Netherlands, but ambition and perseverance are in the family’s DNA and soon drove them to take Actiforce global! The company has locations in Amsterdam, Penang and Nienburg and delivers its products worldwide. Actiforce is distinctive thanks to its patented Vision Lift drive that enables fast and stable height adjustment for its furniture systems. ‘Inspiration is the beginning of change. It is the cornerstone of our values and is embodied in all our products. We design, produce, deliver. We are Actiforce.’

PROFILE NR° 170 The First 600 campaign is an engaging platform and a great fundraising opportunity to help the BJF and its partners accomplish this bold conservation project. Click on a green window to reveal the video message and profile of the company or person sponsoring that window. To find out more about Aciforce’s involvement, please visit: www.black-jaguar.org/the-first600/170


STATEMENT

“Aiming simply for more and more revenue. Is that all we’re going to pass on to the next generation? We really wanted to give something meaningful back to the world. That’s why we are proud to be part of the Black Jaguar Foundation.” Jason de Weerd, CEO of Actiforce


AMAZON ARAGUAIA CORRIDOR

CERRADO SAVANNA

ARAGUAIA CORRIDOR

CERRADO SAVANNA


THE PROJECT

THE ARAGUAIA CORRIDOR HAS THE SIZE TO TRULY MAKE A DIFFERENCE Find out everything you need to know. Explore how realizing the Araguaia Biodiversity Corridor will impact your life and our planet as a whole.

THE CORRIDOR Biodiversity corridors, or nature corridors, consist of strips of (reforested) land that connect isolated ‘islands’ of pristine and intact nature. The Araguaia Biodiversity Corridor in Central Brazil will become the longest of all nature corridors on earth and one of South America’s largest reforestation projects. Its scope is astonishing, with a total length of 2,600 kilometers and a width of up to 40 kilometers situated alongside the riverbanks of the entire Araguaia river and part of the Tocantins river. The Corridor connects two of the world’s most vital ecosystems: the Amazon rainforest and the Cerrado savanna.

REASONS TO HELP As for the Cerrado savanna, more than 80% of its original pristine habitat has already been deforested for agricultural purposes. The Corridor connects the remaining 20% of ‘natural habitat pockets’ with each other. It will save thousands of species and bring forth a massive reforestation project, converting agricultural land back to the original state of the Amazon rainforest and Cerrado savanna. Hundreds of millions of indigenous trees will be replanted which will have a positive and permanent effect on each of us and all future generations.


WE ALL HAVE THE POWER TO CHANGE. Recovering the planet’s most precious ecosystems is vital for our future. Join our community and visit: www.black-jaguar.org

BJF HEADQUARTER

Stichting Black Jaguar Foundation Hettenheuvelweg 26 1101 BN – Amsterdam partners@black-jaguar.org BJF BRA ZIL

Instituto Black Jaguar Avenida Paulista, 1159 01310-100 – São Paulo – SP i.nisida@black-jaguar.org

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BJF GERM ANY

c/o Drehmoment Film GmbH Adi-Maislinger Str. 7 81373 – Munich h.hagen@black-jaguar.org

Brochure actiforce (Eng) april 16 2018 v3a  
Brochure actiforce (Eng) april 16 2018 v3a  
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