25th March 2021
Brazilian Amazon Rosewood Conservation Project
Preventing deforestation, giving degraded forests an opportunity to regenerate and improving the livelihoods of local Riverine families.
This project is part of the Shearwater Group Zero Carbon Initiative – read more about it here.
About the project
The project has been implemented to prevent unplanned deforestation in native forests by monitoring and conserving nearly 180,000 hectares in 17 privately owned parcels or “Glebas” in the Portel, a micro-region of Brazil. It intends to prevent emissions of 550,000 tonnes every year and 22 million tonnes of CO2 over a 40-year period through improved forest management.
It is managed in the form of a “private conservation reserve” through the development and deployment of a management plan. The plan includes comprehensive monitoring and enforcement built on the existing experience of ongoing surveillance activities in the area, which began in 2008. The medium-term goal is to allow maximum forest regeneration in order to increase the amount of carbon sequestered in the forest.
Why we choose this project?
We chose the project for its effectiveness in reducing CO2 in the atmosphere while also benefitting the wider society. The project focuses on education, sustainable agriculture, ecotourism and sustainable management of the forest. This project ensures a stable and long term method of drawing down carbon from the atmosphere.