A community deep in the amazon is empowered through carbon credits
Million Tonnes co2e
Marajó, the island located at the mouth of the Amazon River, is rich in biodiversity, characterized by high social vulnerability and the lowest human development index in Brasil.Marajó is a critical ecosystem for all types of Amazonian species.The region has been affected by a series of illegal deforestation causing massive deforestation influencing all the inhabitants of Marajò.
97 species of animals in extinction risk protected.
Improvement of local air by filtering pollutants, resulting in pollution loss.
250 families directly supported.
1 School Built.
60,000 USD Local revenue generation.
Additionally certified by Social Carbon.
97,000 hectares large area of governance.
53% of issued credits retired.
The Marajó project has its core in environmental protection, especially the work to fight against predatory logging, and generating alternate sources of income that results in conservation of its extremely biodiverse and rare species of both flora and fauna.
Reduction in deforestation in comparison to regions outside the project border.
Flora & Fauna
Jaguars (Panthera onca)
Cedro vermelho (Cedrela odorata)
Ucuuba (Virola Surinamensis)
Amazonian manatee (Trichechus inunguis)Vulnerable
The Marajó project's second-most important impact area is on the local community that has historically been isolated from the more 'urban' population. In particular, the project focuses on community through education and employment.
This project it's also linked to Fome Zero project through a partnership with Universidade Federal Rural da Amazônia (UFRA), Instituto Amazônia Sustentáve (IAS) and NGO.
This partnership creates capacity-building model for family agriculture bringing to it a sustainable forest use model with creates permanent and temporary jobs for the local community.
About the Community
Rural people, economicaly strongly tied to natural resources. These
families live of agriculture and extractivism for subsistence were lliteracy is widespread.
Many of the families living in here don't have access to basic sanitation, education, health care and not even electricity.
The Marajó project was established 30 years ago, making it one of the oldest carbon credits projects. While the project proponent owns the entire land giving the project stability, this information is shared only through certifications and audit.The governance of the project raises some concern regarding access with local communities due to communication problems.
53% of the issued credits from Marajó have already been retired, making the project extremely reliable in the carbon credit market.
The project enabled the creation of the Cooperative of agro-extractive producers on the Aramã and Mapuá rivers (Coama).
It started with 30 families and already have 58 families on it.In 2021 it celebrated a commercialization of 40T of açaí, the firsts batch with management certificate.