Brazil: Reforestation in the Amazon
This project aims at forest protection and prevention of unplanned and illegal deforestation of the native Amazon Forest, promoting sustainable forest management.
This project is located in one of the regions with the highest deforestation rate in the Amazon Biome in Brazil, which includes 93 species of plants and 316 species of protected animals. It promotes forest protection and local socio-environmental development.
The project's activities include other initiatives such as the creation of fire brigades and the reduction of their occurrence, with relevant environmental benefits not only in terms of biodiversity (wild fauna and flora), but also local and regional air quality. In addition, it involves training the local community, through technical training, to exploit forest resources in a balanced way, both in livestock and in the cultivation of Brazil nuts, the construction of a plant nursery with capacity for 50,000 seedlings of native species per year and guaranteed monitoring of working conditions in the project area. It also has workshops on food, hygiene, health and safety at work and lectures on breast and prostate cancer prevention.
It is estimated that this project avoids the emission of 4M tCO2e associated with the reduction of deforestation of 46,592 hectares over 30 years. It is externally verified with REDD (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation), VCS and CCB certifications.