The Unitor Redd+ project is located in in the area with the fourth highest deforestation rate in Brazil, the so called "Arc of deforestation".
The project has already offset over 1.593.047 tco2 and a forest land of 99.035 He is being preserved. The project protects over 300 species and gives nature the possibility of surviving and thriving.
The community's life is being transformed with their engagement in the program and the promotion of education on forest management.
The main objectives of this project include promoting sustainable growth opportunities, preserving biodiversity and contributing to climate action.
16,210,610 tCO2e emissions avoided at the end of the project.
24,031.3 hectares of deforestation avoided over 30 years.
Seedling Production Nursery
302 species protected among which amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals.
Technical training on sustainable cattle raising
Forest management courses
Qualification of the local community to engage in the activities related to forest management within the farm
Support of SEMA – AM’s activities
30 years project
Increased surveillance to avoid further trespassing into the Project Area.
Monitoring activities designed to mitigate illegal logging and land occupation in the area
The south of Lábrea has already been reached by the “Arc of Deforestation” causing it to be ranked among the Amazon Biome’s most deforested municipalities for the last 10 years. The project is protecting the forest through several activities that create a positive impact through surveillance of the area and environmental education that will help preserve over 24 thousand hectares of forest.
The Brazilian Ministry of Environment in 2007 has classified the areas in the municipality of Lábrea as of "extreme high importance" for conservation.
The animals protected within the area include:
21 Reptiles and Amphibians
Flora & Fauna
Jaguar classified as “Near Threatened”
Giant Otter “Endangered” ( Giant Anteater “Vulnerable” Giant Armadillo “Vulnerable”
The Great Tinamou
The Orange-cheeked Parrot "Near-threatened" ;
Channel-billed Toucan "Vulnerable"
Green-thighed Parrot "Endangered".
The project aims to help social development through the creation of formal employment and offer its participants new sources of income, through the creation of jobs connected to forest management, by generating new demands for products developed within the area of the project and broadening the conditions for better education and health services.
Whole families will be given the right opportunities, starting with the fathers who will be provided with work within the timber supply chain, mothers to be employed in non-timber forest products, finally youths will be offered the possibility to follow professional education courses.
Land-use changes not only cause damage to natural ecosystems, but they have also ignited severe social conflicts, however the project plays a key role in offering the implementation of several activities in favour of the community.
The technical training on sustainable cattle raising will involve 15 students yearly and aims to qualify labour that has difficulties finding work in the region, that mostly ends up taking part in illegal settlements and land occupation.
The forest management courses will also be proposed to the local community that may bring on qualification to the people who can work in the project.
The project provides the area with the right tool to preserve the forest.
Monitoring is an essential strategy to assure the success of the project. In fact the project combines satellite images with field patrolling, together with GIS, the PRODES and the DETER systems that will be crucial in the monitoring of deforestation.
Additionally, sustainable forest management guarantees the surveillance in the project areas and 15 surveillance posts will be placed, to ensure security to fight illegal activities damaging the natural ecosystem.
Support of Sema
SEMA (the Amazonas State Secretariat of Environment)
has under its jurisdiction the Unitor project representing an example of innovative REDD model, that can be replicated on other proprieties and can be a model for environmental management.
This will provide visibility and offer methodological advances in environmental preservation.
Carbon Stored yearly
Hectares over 30 years of project