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Region: Latin America
Project type: Agricultural, Forestry and landscapes
Standards: CCB, VCS
90% of Brazil’s Acre state is forested, but current rates of destruction mean by 2030 this could decline to 65%. This collection of three projects aims to prevent deforestation across 105,000 hectares of pristine rainforest in the Amazon basin, protecting some of the world’s most biodiverse habitats. With the support of carbon finance, the projects work with communities and local groups to help protect ecosystem services while providing alternative models of economic development which avoid destruction of the forest.
In addition to delivering approximately 360,000 tonnes of emission reductions each year, the project delivers a number of other sustainable development benefits. These include:
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Benedito is one of 18 families based in the project area living off small-scale farming. With his wife and sons, they have 17 cattle, some chickens and a small field of bananas on the other side of the river. Benedito has spent some of his earnings on a boat to enable him to make the four hour trip to the nearest town, Manoel Urbano, to sell their produce. As he continues to invest his time and money on the small farm to provide for his family, his main priority is to ensure he owns the land they are working on every day. The project owners are working with the family to go through the complex legal process to give them title, and offer agricultural training to improve yields and diversify income.