Fazenda Nascente Do Luar

Agroforestry

Fazenda Nascente do Luar Agroforestry

is a reforestation project, launched in 2015, with the aim of sequestering carbon dioxide through the planting of 428,375 Eucalyptus trees.
To date, the project has removed more than 130,000 tons of CO2.

Type
ARR (Afforestation, Reforestation and Revegetation)

Standard
VCS – Verified Carbon Standard

Auditing
RINA SERVICES

Location
Costa Rica – Mato Grosso do Sul – Brasile

Developer
CARBON CREDITS CONSULTING S.R.L.

VCS Registry ID
2079

Our unique approach

1

Baseline scenario

342 hectares of land totally degraded due to the extensive breeding of beef cattle that has been present for many years

2

Solution

Planting of Eucalyptus which has an extraordinary ability to remove CO2 and a very high production of O2

3

Planting

Reduction of erosion, leveling and terracing of land, fertilization and planting of over 420,000 trees.

4

Native forest restoration

Restoration of over 1,150 ha of native forest called “cerrado”. These protected areas intersect with the reforested areas forming a “mosaic” landscape.

Outcomes

Environmental

In addition to the removal of CO2 from the atmosphere, the project has brought numerous environmental benefits. The soil has increased its fertility, especially its organic matter content. The coverage by the forest allowed less water vaporization, an arrest of soil loss in the event of heavy rains and a reduction in the reflectivity of the same (responsible for the so-called “greenhouse effect”). In terms of microclimate, there was also a lowering of relative temperatures.

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trees planted in the Project Area
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hectares of degraded land transformed into forest
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hectares of restored and protected native forest
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of CO2 removed per annually
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of CO2 removed per day
0
fewer cars per day

Social

The project has created new job opportunities for the local community, generating strong empowerment through training and knowledge learning in agroforestry management, resulting in a better quality of life for workers and their families.

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new jobs
hours of training

Housing

for workers

Drinking water

for workers
+ %
respect the minimum wage

Commuting

Free forest-city commuting for workers

Biodiversity

The protection and regeneration of the native “cerrado” forest has generated multiple benefits for biodiversity. It has promoted the return of wild animal species that are now considered to have disappeared. In these areas, which thanks to the project have been geo-referenced and fenced, there is a ban on grazing, a ban on hunting and fishing and a total ban on circulation. In this way, wild animals have found food, shelter and can interact in total safety with individuals of the same species.

Today 7 species, considered by the IUCN as “endangered” and “vulnerable”, are present in these protected areas: the Puma, the Maned wolf, the Tapir, the Pampas Deer, the Giant Anteater and the beautiful Hyacinth Macaw. These species in the absence of the project would no longer be present in the region.

4

"vulnerable" species (ICUN Red List)

4

"endangered" species (IUCN Red LIst)

25

species classified as "least concern" (IUCN Red List)

The SDGs, or the Sustainable Development Goals, are a series of 17 interconnected goals, defined by the UN in 2015 as a strategy "to achieve a better and more sustainable future." The SDGs recognize the close link between human well-being, growth economic, social inclusion and the health of natural systems.