Emas Taquari Biodiversity Corridor Carbon Project
Brazil– Goiás and Mato Grosso do Sul states
Over its 30-year lifetime, this project aims to utilize profits from carbon credit sales to finance the reforestation of 589 hectares of the highly-threatened cerrado ecosystem. Native species of trees will be planted in degraded and abandoned pasture and croplands by local community members, who will collect seeds for planting from the region’s remaining cerrado forest. 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 the Emas National Park and Rio Taquari State Park. To facilitate development of the corridor by concentrating reforestation efforts in priority areas, project partners are collaborating with Emas National Park management personnel. Oréades Nucleo de Geoprocessamento hopes that the project will serve as a pilot for others in the area and demonstrate that such projects can be effective tools for preserving and restoring the region’s cerrado forests.