Juruena River Grouped REDD+

PROJECT NAME

Juruena River Grouped REDD+

Location

Brazil, State of Mato Grosso, Cotriguaçu.

Project Type

Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) through Avoided Unplanned Deforestation (AUD project activity). 

Sectorial Scope: 14. Agriculture, Forestry, Land Use.

Registration

Verified Carbon Standard (VCS)

Registry ID

2709

Methodology

VM0015

Start Date

November 12, 2020.

Duration

30 years

The Juruena River REDD+ Project holds additional certifications to promote environmental, social, and economic co-benefits, thereby contributing to an enhanced positive socio-environmental impact.

hectares of protected forest

Total estimated ER (tCO2e)

tCO2e - Annual average ER

The primary objective of the Juruena River REDD+ Project is to prevent unplanned deforestation of the Amazon rainforest and, as a grouped project, offers the possibility of expanding  conservation to other areas in the future. The initial phase includes 14 private properties, covering a project area of 39.885 hectares.

In addition to the pressure from cattle ranching and other significant activities in the region, these properties are situated between a settlement project and a mining area, with an indigenous land to the
south. As a result, the area is susceptible to invasions and illegal activities, including fires and timber theft. 

The reference region serves as a crucial center for agriculture and cattle ranching, where native forests are vulnerable to the encroachment of activities such as soybean farming. Therefore, the project significantly contributes to the conservation of the fauna, flora, and climate regulation in Southern Amazonia, Brazil, and South America.

A project to conserve and
protect the forest and its biodiversity

Biodiversity

The Project plays a vital role in safeguarding two endangered bird species, the harpy eagle (almost threatened) and the black-throated brood (critically endangered), as per IUCN criteria, ensuring their conservation within the project area.

Socio-Environmental

To support local communities, the company creates alternative income sources by employing community members in security and control services. Additionally, it permits sustainable chestnut extraction in the project area, providing economic opportunities.

Sustainable Development

Economically, the project not only generates employment through security roles but also promotes sustainable chestnut extraction. This dual approach enhances community income, fosters economic resilience, and contributes to biodiversity conservation by aligning economic activities with environmental preservation.

In order to address the challenges of the project region and our goal of forest conservation and preservation of local wildlife, we work to replace the causes of deforestation and degradation through actions focused on the needs of local villages, including: intensifying and diversifying agriculture through the introduction of new technologies and farming practices, increasing access to quality education, improving public health practices, and promoting sustainable economic development for the inhabitants.

This project drives the Sustainable Development Goals:

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