The Seringueira II 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 15,815.30 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 (15,815.30 ha) will be allocated to Avoided Unplanned Deforestation (AUD), and it is estimated that at the end of the project the emission of 691,853.68 tons of Greenhouse Gases (GHG) (tCO2e) will have been avoided.
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
In addition, the project will enable the protection of a significant forest fragment for local communities that traditionally use the area for income generation and food security. These actions go hand in hand with the conservation of other ecosystem services, such as air purification, water and food provisioning, soil formation and regulation of soil degradation, among others that are of high importance for the reproduction of these communities' livelihoods. This is expected to ensure 90% of the community's food security, increase the sources of monetary income from non-timber forest products by 50%, improve social and productive infrastructure by 70%, and ensure 100% use of the landscape for leisure, contemplation, and spirituality. The project also intends to minimize the impacts caused by climate change on traditional extractive communities through community development by establishing programs that promote social technologies.
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, housing endemic species from the Brazilian Amazon and species classified as Vulnerable (VU), Endangered (EN) and Critically Endangered (CR) according to the IUCN Red list.
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