Jari/Amapá REDD+ Project is located in the south of Amapá State, in the municipalities of Laranjal and Vitória do Jari. It is the result of a partnership between Biofílica and Jari Group. Jari Foundation is the partner organization responsible for implementing the field activities.
The project carries out:
Forest cover monitoring: remote monitoring and field patrolling;
Scientific research: studies for efficient use of natural resources, long-term monitoring of the forest ecological balance, and maintenance of a native seedlings nursery and a Xylotheque (collection of wood samples);
Local economic development: sustainable forest management, non-timber forest products management, and family-based agriculture;
Social Empowerment: communication and negotiation with local government agencies, rural technical assistance, and provision of courses, training, and capacity building in sustainable agro-extractive production.
BENEFITS TO THE CLIMATE
Prevent release of 3.5 million tons of CO2 into the atmosphere.
BENEFITS TO THE COMMUNITY
Increase of agro-extractive production;
Reduction of rural depopulation and marginalization of people in urban areas;
Risk reduction of adverse climatic and environmental conditions.
BENEFITS TO BIODIVERSITY
Avoid deforestation of 10,000 hectares in 30 years;
Habitat conservation of more than 2,800 species of flora and 2,000 of fauna species, of which more than 150 are endangered.