Evergreen REDD+ Forest Protection
$0.01 per kg
This project preserves 130,554.81 hectares of forest in Apuí, Amazonas. As the municipality with the tenth highest deforestation rate in Brazil, it's considered a priority area for forest conservation worldwide. The project's landowner is bolstering surveillance of the project area, abandoning planned deforestation activities, and implementing policies that provide climate, community, and biodiversity benefits. Given the deforestation pressures and financial difficulties related to sustainable economic activities in the area, this project prevents probable climate-harming scenarios from coming to pass—notably the sale of farmland to private investors for conversion to pastureland. This, in turn, avoids potential deforestation beyond the Brazilian Forest Code limits and the sale of illegal timber, as well as the implementation of unsustainable cattle ranching operations.