Cikel Brazilian Amazon REDD APD Project -- GHG Emission Reductions from Avoiding Planned Deforestation

Project Type: 

Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD)


27,434 hectares


Pará State, Brazil


CKBV Florestal Ltda *Click on “Projeto REDD” for further information.

Rainforest Alliance Evaluation: 

Validated conformance with the Verified Carbon Standard Version 3: May 17, 2012 (RA-VAL-VCS- 016077).

Verified conformance with the Verified Carbon Standard Version 3: June 20, 2012 (RA-VER-VCS-016372).

The CIKEL Brazilian Amazon REDD APD Project is located in the Eastern Amazon, at the Rio Capim Complex in Brazil’s Pará state. The project area is a subset of the larger property and comprises 67,793 acres (27,434.9 hectares) of native forest. The implementation of this REDD project will prevent an estimated 9,432,299 tonnes of carbon dioxide from being emitted into the atmosphere.

The project was established by CKBV Florestal Ltda (CKBV or “the company”), a private Brazilian family-run company whose main business is the management and commercialization of native wood. CKBV is part of CIKEL group, which has been working in forest management in the Brazilian Amazon since 1977. In 2006 CKBV decided to diversify its business beyond wood products and expand into livestock. To pursue this new area, CKBV had initiated plans to legally convert 20 percent of its forest property in the Rio Capim Complex to pasture.

The project’s main activities are the cancelation of these planned deforestation activities and the conservation of forest area through the continuation of limited FSC-certified forest management work, using low-impact logging practices. The company is also intensifying its efforts to support social development and maintain and improve biodiversity monitoring at the Rio Capim Complex under the framework of FSC certification and REDD. At the time of validation, the entire project area was FSC-certified.

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