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About the project:

The Rio Madeira project (REDD+) is located in the North region of Brazil, between the states of Rondônia and Amazonas, in an area considered fundamental in terms of its biodiversity, which is still little studied by researchers, in addition to the number of species at risk of extinction.

The project’s initial goal is to protect an area of 52,000 hectares of the Amazon Rainforest. The initiative is essential to keeping the forest standing, preventing the arc of deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest from advancing in the region and keeping the biome safe.

In addition to protecting fauna and flora, the Rio Madeira project invests in social actions that transform the reality of the local population, investing in the socioeconomic development of the region, either by reinvesting part of the sales of carbon credits in health, education and technology or in the generation income from non-timber forest management activities. The positive impact of the Rio Madeira project can be felt in the preservation of fauna and flora, in the development of the local community, and in the income of our shared value partners.

Category

REDD+AUD

Location

Porto Velho, State of Rondônia | Lábrea, State of Amazonas

Biome

Amazon – Brazil

Status

Final Validation

Duration

30 years

For a carbon credit to be considered of high integrity, verification by independent certifiers with high standards of governance is required. All Future Carbon projects are monitored by national and international certification agencies in all their stages: registration, validation, verification, and certification. Each certification agency is independent and follows strict and robust evaluation criteria that guarantee the transparency, integrity, and sustainability of the project, as well as the validity and emissions of carbon credits.

Methodology

Standard

Project numbers

+ 0 K hectares
preserved
area
+ 0 K hectares
deforestation
avoided
0 million tco2
generation of carbon credits
+ 0 k
average annual generation

Biodiversity conservation

When we think about the biome and scientific knowledge, the region where the Rio Madeira project is located is fundamental, both for what is known and for what can be known. The region where this project is inserted is little studied and is, therefore, a priority area for inventories of the biome and wildlife that must be carried out through partnerships established with research centers of the local University. The expectation is that researchers will be able to identify and record the biodiversity of the tropical forest.

At least 13 endangered wild species are estimated to inhabit this region alone, including the jaguar, the red brocket, and the gold-and-white marmoset. To keep the forest standing means to guarantee the preservation of wild animals that need large areas to live, as is the case with the jaguar. By encouraging and stimulating the production of non-timber products, the Rio Madeira project increases the life expectancy of these species, most of which are mammals.

Social impact actions

Part of the sale of carbon credits from the Rio Madeira project is invested in the local community, which receives direct and concrete improvements in education, health, creation of new economic activities of non-timber forest management, and subsequently, income generation. Promoting the creation of sustainable businesses and investing in the development of local communities, always respecting the man-nature relationship and the way of life of traditional populations, is fundamental to raising the potential of local communities.

One of the most important activities is training the local population in non-timber forestry management activities, such as collecting nuts within the project area. Promoting a source of income that does not come from illegal logging is essential to keeping the forest standing, preserving the region’s biodiversity and delivering high-integrity carbon credits.

SDGs impacted

The Santa Carmem, Serra Verde, Rio Madeira farms, located in Porto Velho, State of Rondônia; and Nova Fronteira farm, located in Lábrea, State of Amazonas, carry out a project to reduce greenhouse gas emissions on its property under the Verified Carbon Standard and Social Carbon. In addition to the carbon project, the properties hold other activities: all properties run cattle raising, while the Rio Madeira (Instance 1) and Nova Fronteira (Instance 3) farms also run forest management.The Sustainable Forest Management Plans are valid throughout the crediting period of the project, and take place in the project area. Therefore, Verified Carbon Units (VCUs) associated directly or indirectly with agricultural production and timber products from the farms can be generated and sold.

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