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Amazon Rainforest Protection

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ABOUT

90% of Brazil’s Acre state is forested, but current rates of destruction mean by 2030 this could decline to 65%. This collection of three projects aims to prevent deforestation across 105,000 hectares of pristine rainforest in the Amazon basin, protecting some of the world’s most biodiverse habitats. Tropical forests are the most biodiverse habitats on Earth, home to 70% of the Earth's species of plants and animals. The projects work with communities and local groups to help protect ecosystem services while providing alternative models of economic development which avoid the destruction of the forest.

IMPACT

earth
360,000
Tons of carbon reduced each year
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105,000
Hectares of land are protected

BENEFITS

  • Protects endangered and vulnerable species of animals, including eight IUCN species.
  • Trains families on how to grow bananas, chickpeas, cassava, and corn; the processing of fish; rearing organic pigs, and using rotational cattle pastures. The goal is to increase yields and help make these agricultural activities more profitable.
  • Facilitates doctor visits from local towns on a periodic basis and refurbished or built four health clinics.
  • Educates local communities about improved agricultural techniques while monitoring unsustainable uses of the forest, the projects are mitigating deforestation and helping to protect the area’s rich biodiversity.

PHOTOS

VERIFICATIONS

Founded in 2005, Verra is a global leader helping tackle the world’s most intractable environmental and social challenges by developing and managing standards that help the private sector, countries, and civil society achieve ambitious sustainable development and climate action goals. Verra’s global standards and frameworks serve as linchpins for channeling finance towards high-impact activities that tackle some of the most pressing environmental issues of our day.

UN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

Economic growth that must be inclusive to provide sustainable jobs and promote equality.

Reduce inequalities and policies should be universal in principle, paying attention to the needs of disadvantaged and marginalized populations.

Responsible consumption and production so as not to produce excess waste.

Climate change is a global challenge that affects everyone, everywhere. This project aids in carbon sequestration which helps fight climate change.

Careful management of our global supply of water is a key feature of a sustainable future.

Sustainably managing forests, combating desertification, halting and reversing land degradation, and halting biodiversity loss. The Tri-City Forest project helps provide a safe habitat for a variety of plants and animals.

Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.

The food and agriculture sector offers key solutions for development, and is central for hunger and poverty eradication.

Good health and well-being, ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all at all ages is essential to sustainable development.

Obtaining a quality education is the foundation to improving people’s lives and sustainable development. This project teaches local citizens to ensure their ability to maintain a living without cutting down the mangroves.

Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world.

Avoid wasting water and clean, accessible water for all is an essential part of the world we want to live in. The Tri-City Forest project helps filter water and provide clean and safe water to those around it.

Energy is central to nearly every major challenge and opportunity. This project creates renewable energy that helps power the local communities.

Sustainable economic growth will require societies to create the conditions that allow people to have quality jobs.

Investments in infrastructure that are crucial to achieving sustainable development.

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