Instituto Terra is a civil non-profit organization founded in 1998. It operates in the Vale do Rio Doce, between the states of Minas Gerais and Espirito Santo, a region of Brazil that has experienced considerable deforestation and exploitation of natural resources. The institute also administers Bulcão Farm, which has been recognized as a Private Natural Heritage. With the reforestation of the PRNP Bulcão Farm, whose first planting was carried out in December 1999, Instituto Terra is close to completing a project of recovering an unprecedented continuous area of the Atlantic Forest in Brazil. Activities of Instituto Terra include ecosystem restoration, seedlings of Atlantic Forest, environmental outreach, environmental education and applied scientific research.
A 2013 grant from the Cultures of Resistance Network helped with the production and distribution of 35,000 seedlings of native species of the Atlantic Forest to small producers in the Rio Doce Valley in Southeast Brazil.
The Tides Foundation served as a fiscal sponsor for these grants.