Colniza / MT, Brazil
Major Cobenefit
Cobenefits Related
Project Type
Verra Registry


The Santa Maria project conserves more than 70,000 hectares of the Amazon rainforest’s unparalleled biodiversity. This was made possible through rigorous monitoring of the region implemented by the carbon project. In total there are 8 surveillance bases surrounding the project area, which are indispensable to monitoring deforestation together with satellite images.

Furthermore the project is FSC certified, guaranteeing that forest products come from a responsibly managed area. The project also provides local employment as the workers hired for monitoring and harvesting forest products comes from the surrounding communities.

Project Description

The Santa Maria forestry project covers an area of about 70,000 hectares of Amazonian forest.A sustainable management system guarantees a non-predatory extraction of wood (FSC certified), enabling the existence of economic activities without jeopardizing the forest, and thus harmony between economy and conservation.The monitoring is done by satellite and there are 8 surveillance bases surrounding the project area.The project also employed local community for its rigorous monitoring and also to perform the sustainable harvesting. A total of 50 direct and 200 indirect employments have been created.Santa Maria welcomes scientific researches on biodiversity, including a recent study on panthers.

Project Information

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PIN 2018
PIN 2021

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

  • Providing courses and training regarding sustainable forest management for people living in the region
  • Social assessment: more than 75 families interviewed
  • Public consultation: families were consulted on the implementation of the project
  • Supporting the development of the local school.

Environmental benefits

  • Restoration of a degraded area by planting 8,500 native trees of 30 different species
  • Conservation of about 70,000 hectares of Amazon rainforest
  • Support for monitoring activities in the Igarapé State Park
  • Scientific research on biodiversity carried out

Economic benefits

  • Job Creation: employing local residents to carry out the sustainable forest management plan and monitoring of the project area.
  • Regional development: the project brings investment and financial resources to the region, stimulating development.
Amount of CO2e 29923331
Number of Beneficiaries 300
Forest Hectares Protected 51720