Jatobá REDD+ Project (english)

Project description
The Jatobá project will be developed in the municipality of Boca do Acre, state of Amazonas, Brazil, within the Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Uses (AFOLU) sector under the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) category. The project will conserve 94,090.42 hectares of native Amazon rainforests in a region where deforestation pressure is mainly due to land use conversion activities from forests to pastures aimed at raising livestock. The project area (18,017.19 ha) will be allocated to Avoided Planned Deforestation (APD) (Table 1), and it is estimated that at the end of the project the emission of 5,440,804 tons of Greenhouse Gases (GHG) (tCO2e) will have been avoided.
The project will be developed considering the CCB Standards, with benefits for the Climate, Community and Biodiversity. As benefits to the climate, the maintenance of forest cover results in exceptional benefits for adapting to the impacts caused by climate change, such as changes in the rainfall regime, as the area presents a dense hydrographic network that contributes to the provision and quality of water in the Amazon River basin.
As benefits to the communities, the project will implement underground water collection and distribution systems, install solar panels for electricity generation and provide satellite internet service in people's residences. These measures will enable water security and access to information to minimize the impacts caused by climate change in traditional, low-income extractive communities.
The maintenance of forest cover ensures the conservation of biodiversity, the maintenance of ecosystem functioning (e.g., nutrient cycling) and of ecosystem services provisioning (e.g., carbon sequestration) performed by living organisms. It is noteworthy that the project includes a high priority area for biodiversity conservation, in compliance with the CCB Gold Level vulnerability criteria, being located within a Key Biodiversity Area (KBA) and having species classified as Critically Endangered (CR) and Endangered (EN) according to the IUCN, such as the flora species Virola surinamensis, Handroanthus serratifolius and Rinorea longistipulata, and the fauna species Crax globulosa, Inia geoffrensis, Pteronura brasiliensis, Sporophila maximiliani, Sotalia fluviatilis, Ateles chamek and Lagothrix lagothricha cana.
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