Skydiver’s amazing jump to help the Amazon


“It was the only jump in my life that I held my breath the entire time,”—Luigi Cani 52 years old.

The Brazilian skydiver Luigi Cani executed one of the most important jumps of his life in the Amazon. On this occasion, the holder of the world record for the smallest parachute jump in the world, took more than 100 million seeds – from 27 species of trees native to the local biome – to a remote deforested area in the heart of the Amazon region.

When Luigi got within 6,500 feet of the deforested area, he plunged at 300 km/h, reached the seed box in free fall and released the seeds at the correct height to ensure precise and even distribution.

The seeds collected for the project have a germination rate of over 95% and do not require human intervention to germinate, so in a few years we will see the fruits of this unprecedented action.