ECOMAPUÁ

Breves, Ilha do Marajó / PA, Brazil
Major Cobenefit
Biodiversity
Cobenefits Related
Project Type
REDD
Ecosystem
Amazon
Standards
VCS + SOCIALCARBON®
Registry
Markit™ Environmental

CREATING SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOODS

Project Ecomapuá is vital to the conservation of the Amazon biome in the state of Pará, as its enormous area of dense vegetation is considered “extremely high” priority for conservation by the Brazilian Ministry of Environment.

There are more than 100 families living in the project area and their livelihood strongly depends on natural resources. To contribute to their sustainable development, the project provides courses in how to make a living without extracting native wood.

Pedro, a local resident, explains: “We are now practicing permaculture. The project has given me great empowerment, as I now possess the skills, knowledge and equipment necessary to start with these activities.”

Project Description

Located a 30 hour boat ride away from the capital Belém in the Northern Brazilian state of Pará, the project Ecomapuá preserves nearly 90,000 hectares of the Amazon biome on Marajó Island, at the downstream of the Amazon River.

As a result of the project, commercial wood extraction – which has been a major cause of deforestation in the region – was banned in the project area.

In addition to conserving the rich biodiversity of the Amazon, the project aims to promote alternative sources of income for local communities and thus contribute to the sustainable development of the region.

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Where does your money go?

When buying carbon credits of this project you are supporting , sponsoring , financing and making possible the reduction of greenhouse gases and various initiatives in the social scope , environmental and economic as the following:

Social benefits

  • Infrastructure: Construction of a school building, aviaries, apiaries and fish farming tanks in the local communities.
  • Social Research: Conduction of a study in partnership with local universities to understand the social reality of residents in the riverside communities of the project area.

Environmental benefits

  • Conservation of about 90,000 ha of the Amazon biome.
  • Sustainable forest management: training courses in seed production and sustainable açaí (local endemic fruit) growing to the members of the local communities.
  • Construction of a nursery to recover degraded land and to enable community members to collect seeds for sale.

Economic benefits

  • Income generation: provision of courses to promote alternative income generation in the local communities.
  • Regional development: Through this REDD project, investment into the region has been stimulated, which supports its economic development.
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