The Pacajaí REDD+ project is located in the Brazilian state of Pará, a fast-changing region characterized by forests rich in valuable timber species. Challenges targeted by the project include illegal logging, unclear land tenure laws, widespread land speculation, overall weak law enforcement and severe poverty.
The project aims to prevent unplanned deforestation of over 123,000 hectares of native Amazonian Forest, now managed by the local villagers as part of a “private conservation reserve”.
Along with the enhanced environmental impact, the project activities will improve the standard of living of the population through direct investments in health, education, infrastructure and the empowerment of vulnerable groups.
State of Pará, micro region of Portel, Brazil
REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation)
264,116 tonnes CO2
1st, 01/01/2009 – 31/12/2048
Providing land tenure for local forest villages
The Project’s main objective is to avoid and prevent unplanned deforestation in native forests and empower local villagers to protect this part of the Amazon rainforest through land ownership and active involvement as stakeholders in the project.
Benefits to the environment and communities include:
Regeneration of degraded forests with native species to enhance ecosystem functionality and eliminate ecosystem fragmentation. Identifying and removing illegal activities such as logging, squattering and attempts to implement pastures.
Land management and monitoring by local stakeholders in the form of a “private conservation reserve to promote forest regeneration and increase the amount of carbon sequestered in the forest
The project will provide land tenure rights and support local communities to identify and apply for legal land titles on unused public land.
Support to better manage local community organizational capability together with agroforestry capacity building and developing sustainable resources, such as energy efficient cook stoves for Cassava production, as alternative income sources and employment.
This project is verified by the Verified Carbon Standard and Climate, Community and Biodiversity Standard.
GOAL 1: No Poverty
GOAL 13: Climate Action
GOAL 15: Life on Land
GOAL 4: Quality Education
GOAL 14: Life Below Water
GOAL 17: Partnership to achieve the Goals
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