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Western Amazon Grouped Project

REDD+

Western Amazon REDD+ Grouped Project

It is a REDD + project that promotes the protection of natural areas located in the Brazilian Amazon. The project aims to preserve more than 200,000 ha of native vegetation, stopping the deforestation that has reached worrying levels in this area. The project, which started in 2020 and has a duration of 30 years, will be registered in 2023 with the VCS and CCBS Standards. The project activities will mainly be the identification of the drivers of deforestation, the promotion of sustainable activities within the forests and the training of local communities. The project also includes scientific studies on local fauna and flora, for the identification and protection of threatened plant and animal species.

Type
REDD+ (Reducing Emission from Deforestation and forest Degradation)

Standard
VCS – Verified Carbon Standard
CCBS
Climate, Community and Biodiversity Standards

Auditing
RINA SERVICES

Location
Acre e Amazonas – Brasile

Developer
CARBON CREDITS CONSULTING S.R.L.

VCS Registry ID
3141

The project

The project consists of 22 areas located among the states with the highest deforestation rates in Latin America: Acre and Amazonas, in Brazil. As a Grouped Project, it consists of several properties with ecologically similar characteristics and located in areas characterized by great pressure of deforestation. The project will protect ecosystems and promote the regeneration of the Amazonian biome in the most affected areas.

Stop deforestation

DRIVERS

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  • Propagation of external fires within the project area caused by ranchers
  • Internal arson fires due to the exploitation of the land by inhabitants and outsiders
  • Illegal logging
  • Deforestation caused by forest dwellers
  • Expansion of agricultural land and ranches
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Fires in the 
Amazon rainforest

Western Amazon is the choice to play an active role in protecting the Amazon from the catastrophic fires that have and continue to endanger the lungs of the world. 

In Eastern Acre, the land of our project, a series of destructive fires have characterized the last few years.  Without adequate mitigation, the situation is bound to worsen, leaving room for fire and devastation.  

REDD + projects are one of the best support solutions that these precious ecosystems tremendously need today.

Protect the forest

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  • Training and equipment of firefighters, ready to intervene in the event of a fire in the project area
  • Implementation of prevention and control courses for the inhabitants
  • Fire detection systems
  • Hiring guards for the protection of the project areas
  • Construction of fences and protective barriers, in order to stop illegal grazing by neighboring ranches
  • Organization of meetings with workers and inhabitants, in order to raise awareness in the community about the conservation and sustainable use of the forest
  • Activities aimed at improving the living conditions of communities, in order to encourage forest conservation

Co - benefits

Environmental

The vegetation affected by the over 60,000 hectares of the project area is divided into two different types. The dense shade forest, and the open shade forest. The photosynthetic productivity of the forest can exceed 1000 grams of CO2 sequestered per square meter annually. The amount of rainfall throughout the year keeps the leaves green throughout the solar arc, contributing to the capture of carbon dioxide. The dense forest is made up of high canopic trees, capable of reaching up to 60 meters in height. The open forest, on the other hand, is a transition space between different biomes. In the Western Amazon REDD + Grouped Project area it is common to find palm trees and bamboo. The project will ensure the protection of ecosystems by promoting the regeneration of the Amazon biome in some of the areas most at risk.

Social

Improving the living conditions of local communities: Forests have been home to traditional communities for thousands of years. The “ribeirinhos”, for example, are a population that lives on the banks of rivers. For years, unsustainable activities have led to deforestation. The project encourages the education of local communities, with the aim of stopping illegal wood extraction and hunting activities within protected areas, then stimulating the development of sustainable activities and the consequent conservation of ecosystems. These new job opportunities, education and training in agroforestry management contribute to improving the quality of life for workers and their families.

Biodiversity

Tropical forests are the largest representation of biodiversity. Tropical forests are the largest representation of biodiversity. Within the project area it is possible to find endemic species of the Amazon biome, strongly affected by the fragmentation of the natural habitat due to deforestation: among the various we can mention the common opossum, the three-toed sloth, the aote and the saimiri , or squirrel monkey. In particular, three species are categorized as “endangered” by the IUCN: the jaguar, the giant anteater and the brown eater.

Studying and preserving biodiversity, preventing hunting and reducing the risk of fires are the main activities of Western Amazon REDD + Grouped Project

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sustenableGoals

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.