At the end of April, REGUA received a three day visit from television presenter and writer Bill Oddie. Bill was part of a group led by World Land Trust CEO John Burton, who travelled to REGUA and then on to Missiones to learn more about the wonderful pioneering conservation work in the Atlantic Rainforest of Brazil in preparation for the Chelsea Flower Show. Bill had agreed to help on the WLT stand at Chelsea on the press day. This was his first visit to Brazil and although most of his time was spent around the newly restored wetlands and reforested areas, he did find time to walk the Green Trail to the waterfall and see a few of the reserve’s speciality birds. He was immensely impressed with REGUA, especially at the habitat restoration work and was amazed by the speed of tree growth.
More about Bill’s visit and a short film clip made at the wetlands can be viewed at the WLT YouTube channel.