Seringueira REDD+ Project (english)
The Seringueira Project will be developed in the municipality of Ipixuna, Amazonas State, Brazil. It falls under the Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Uses (AFOLU) sector within the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) category The project will conserve 2,773.79 hectares of native Amazon rainforests in a region where deforestation pressure is mainly due to pasture activities, designated to Planned Avoided Deforestation (APD). For the total area and by the end of the project, it is estimated a total avoided emissions of 1,100,000.00 tons of Greenhouse Gases (tCO2e).
The project will be developed considering the CCB Standard, with benefits for 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 systems of underground water collection, installation of solar panels for electricity generation, provision of satellite internet service, construction of toilets with septic tanks, training of fire brigades, training of women in entrepreneurship, provision of assistance in the formation of community associations, and construction of a school. 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, according to the CCB Gold Level vulnerability criteria, with species classified in the categories Endangered (EN) and Critically Endangered (CR) according to the IUCN red list, such as the tree species Vouacapoua americana, Virola surinamensis and Manilkara elata, and the fauna species Pteronura brasiliensis, Inia geoffrensis, Ateles chamek, Lagothrix lagothricha cana, Sotalia fluviatilis and Pteroglossus bitorquatus.
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