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The Samaúma project is the result of a partnership between Terra Vista Gestora de Recursos Ltd. and Ituxi Administração e Participação Ltd., which manages with excellence the Fortaleza Ituxi REDD+, Unitor REDD+ and Evergreen REDD+ projects. These projects have the same representative and project proponent, Dr. Ricardo Stoppe Junior.
The project will be developed in the municipality of Apuí, in the state of Amazonas, Brazil - within the Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU) sector under the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) category. The Samaúma REDD+ Project is conserving 34,678.04 hectares of native amazon rainforest in a region where deforestation pressure is very prevalent mainly due to pasture activities. This area conserved holds two activities, Avoid Unplanned Deforestation (AUD) in 20,519.76 ha and Avoid Planned Deforestation (APD) in 14,158.28 ha.
The Samaúma REDD+ project follows the CCB Standards up to date, with benefits for climate, community, and Biodiversity. As benefits for climate, the maintenance of forests cover results in exceptional benefits for adaptation to the impacts caused by climate change, such as changes in 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 quantifiable benefits of the CCB for Communities, aiming to mitigate the impact of climate change and enable an improvement in community well-being, the project intends to provide both technology transfer to support logistical alternatives and the improvement of productive and associative infrastructure, as well as trainings and courses aimed at strengthening the productive chain, associativism, youth and women engagement; and sustainable forest management. Ongoing communication and consultation will be maintained throughout the life of the project to ensure that activities are having the expected positive impacts.
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, as it is located within a Key Biodiversity Area (KBA), harboring species endemic to the Brazilian Amazon and species classified as Vulnerable (VU), Critically Endangered (CR) and Endangered (EN) with extinction according to the IUCN.