Emas Taquari Biodiversity Corridor Carbon Project

Project Type: 

Afforestation/Reforestation

Area: 

589 hectares

Location(s): 

Brazil– Goiás and Mato Grosso do Sul states

Rainforest Alliance Evaluation: 

Validated Conformance with the Voluntary Carbon Standard 2007.1: October 20th, 2010 (RA-VAL-VCS-013794) and Validated Conformance with the Climate, Community and Biodiversity Standards, 2nd Ed. at the Gold Level for exceptional biodiversity benefits: 14 December 2010 (RA-VAL-CCB-013871).

Over its 30-year lifetime, this project aims to utilize profits from carbon credit sales to finance the reforestation of 1,455 acres (589 hectares) of the highly threatened cerrado ecosystem. Local community members will collect seeds from the region’s remaining cerrado forest and plant native tree species in degraded and abandoned pastures and croplands. Reforestation activities are designed to increase habitat connectivity for cerrado species like the giant anteater, maned wolf and greater rhea by helping to create a conservation corridor between Brazil’s Emas National Park and Rio Taquari State Park. To facilitate the development of the conservation corridor, project partners are collaborating with personnel from the Emas National Park to concentrate the reforestation efforts on priority areas.

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