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Pacajai

Giving back the power to the forest through carbon credits

THE LOCATION

The Story

Based in the Portel municipality in Brazil, The Pacajai project covers almost 150,000 HE of land.
The area is very rich in biodiversity, with a great variety and abundance of species. Unfortunately the area has been exploited by illegal logging and unclear land tenure laws.  Carbon credits are the only solution to fight deforestation in the area because they involve strict monitoring of the area. 
The project also protects the environment, empowering the communities with education employment.
 

   THE ANALYSIS

868. 316 species are in some vulnerability                         

 1 vulnerable species                      

40,000 plant species    
3,000 freshwater fish species
More than 370 types of reptiles

E

 Support to improve the community’s organizational skills for enhancing the management of local resources.                Promoting environmental education and technical education 

S

218.721 He of the forestry in Portel burned in the last 25 years.

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ESG
SNAPSHOT

Environmental 
outlook

Summary 

Avoid ecosystem fragmentation, regenerate fragmented áreas,  water resources, landscape, geological stability, flux of genes of plants and animals, protect de soil and secure a good environment for the human population.
Protect vegetation along the Xingu and Tocantins rivers.The Project protects the environment of the area by avoiding unplanned deforestation, it improves ecosystem functionality by letting the deforested areas regenerate.
 

Climate Change

The project stands against climate change and thanks to the project's commitment over 10 million tonnes of harmful CO2 will be avoided over the 40- year lifetime of the project.
The project has been successfully validated and verified against the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) and validated to the CCB Standards Second Edition - accomplishing Climate Adaptation and Biodiversity Gold Levels.

Flora & Fauna

3 vulnerable species :
Leopardus tigrinus - oncilla
 Mymecophaga tridactyla - giant anteater 
Priodontes maximus - giant armadillo

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Summary

The project involves the communities and those that wish to participate can be trained on biodiversity monitoring and identification so that they can be also part of of the project activities.
Promote environment education and also technical education for adults. New sources income generated: CC and also Cassava, rice, honey (Jatai bee), Cupuaçu and Andiroba plantations.

Social Benefits

The project provided 150 efficient cookstoves from 2012 to 2017 to the community.
These kitchen stoves have a positive impact as there is less consumption of fuel, that does not generate as much smoke, less risk of generating fires, better cooking times, improved environment as they no longer need to cut down trees to produce firewood.

Social 
Outlook

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Summary

Clear monitoring plan for the prevention of harmful activities and shows evidence of control. Since 2008 the plan involves strict monitoring and enforcement procedures based on continuous surveillance activities.
The project promotes Jatai bee busines as source of sustainable income.

Governmental
Outlook

HIGHLIGHTS

Carbon Absorption

1.266.641

Tonnes CO2 yearly

Project Area

148.975 

 Hectares

Carbon Capture (2009-2017)

544,2

tCO²e/ha 

Duration 

40

Years

Project

REDD+

Certified by

Verra 

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