Located in the municipality of Lábrea in Amazonas, Brazil, the Fortaleza Ituxi project aids in the avoidance of deforestation of 1,836 hectares of rainforest in a period of 30 years. The project provides technical training on sustainable cattle raising and forest management, fire brigades, study for a small non-wood product processing plant, production of Brazil-nuts, and more. This project covers an area of 46,592 hectares and reduces 137,675 tons of carbon dioxide annually.
Tons of carbon reduced each year
Hectares of forest are protected
- Helps mitigate climate change by way of reducing carbon emissions by protecting areas of forest that were planned to be cut down.
- Empowers local communities by providing training in sustainable forest and cattle management.
- Provides jobs and health care for locals and promotes education for local children.
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