Brazilian Rosewood Amazon Conservation (RMDLT)
The state of Pará, Brazil is home to one of the most diverse and abundant ecosystems on the planet.
The Brazilian Rosewood Amazon Conservation (RMDLT) supports the fragile ecosystem of the Amazonian Rainforest by preventing rampant deforestation and giving degraded forests an opportunity to regenerate, while improving the livelihoods of the families that live within the project area.
This REDD+ project protects 177,899 hectares of high conservation value rainforest and will prevent net emissions of >20 million tCO2e over the project lifetime. It is a registered Code REDD+ project; is validated and verified against VCS and validated against CCBA Climate Adaption & Biodiversity Gold level.
Protects threatened tree species like the pau rosa (Brazilian rosewood).
Provides jobs in forest management and monitoring.
Provides secured land tenure to villages committed to conservation.
Protects at risk animals like the Giant Anteater, Golden Parakeet and Ka’apor Capuchin Monkey.
Supports education in agro-forestry techniques to enable the community to grow cash crops.
The Project is adjacent to the Caxiuanã National Forest, a protected area with exceptionally high biodiversity. The Project activities avoid ecosystem fragmentation and loss, providing a safe environment for over 30 threatened species.
By supporting this project you are investing back into the local community which consists of 130 families. It provides employment for forest protection; generates legal land-use permits that keep illegal deforesters out; protects threatened species and enhances local livelihoods in the process. Food security is also improved for the community and additional incomes can be generated thanks to an educational programme on agro-forestry techniques provided by the Project.