Jari Amapá REDD+
This is an emission reduction project sponsored by Sustainable Travel InternationalVerification: The Verified Carbon Standard Crediting Period: 2011-2040 Projected Annual Emission Reductions: 115,000
The ongoing, community-based, Jari Amapá Reduction of Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+) project is located on the Amazon River watershed in the Valley of Jari in Northern Brazil.
The Valley of Jari is home to over two thousand rural families and serves as an ecological corridor that connects several important Conservation Units (SNUC) in Brazil. Three major rivers (Jari, Cajari and Maracá) flow within the project region and contribute to it’s rich biodiversity. Currently, the Valley of Jari serves as a home to over 2,000 species, 133 of which are listed as endangered on the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) list. These endangered species include the jaguar, sun parakeet, spider monkey, spectral bat, and Guiana crested eagle.
Taking into account the value and vulnerability of the Valley of Jari, the Jari Amapá REDD+ project activities are designed to promote forest conservation, decrease deforestation and related GHG emission, and preserve natural resources in the region.
The direct economic opportunities for the region, supported by the project, are vast. They include agricultural production of Açai Berry, cassava and other vegetables, fish hatcheries, and apiculture. The project has also established a farmers’ association, empowering them to access public services, markets and credit, in addition to training on management skills.
A more comprehensive project description can be found here.