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Biofílica delivered to Manoa the first version of the structure of a communication procedure between stakeholders, internal and external, which will be improved to be incorporated into the reality of the Farm.
The Triângulo Group, together with Biofílica, defined as a result of the real estate payment and transfer of ownership, that the company Manoa Sustentável Extração e Serviços Florestais Ltda will become the proponent of the Project together with Biofílica in place of Triângulo Pisos e Painéis Ltda. This change does not interfere in any way with the Project's management and governance process, since Manoa has already been taking on more responsibilities in recent years, since, besides carrying out low-impact forest management in the project area, it has also been responsible for providing support in infrastructure for the project's activities, as well as being responsible for land security and patrimonial vigilance and, finally, as the owner of the land.
The 1st quarter began with planning very focused on the VCS verification audit that was to take place in the second half of 2021. A follow-up protocol was prepared for the gathering and organization of evidence, a schedule and shared folder with the representatives of Manoa. In addition, the proposal signed by Biofílica to contract the audit service was delivered, and Earthood was selected.
The Biofílica and Manoa teams held weekly meetings where they gathered information and evidence of the activities developed in the Project in the period from 2017 to 2020, the development of the Monitoring Report including all this information occurred in parallel to this process.
In order to understand what was happening in the project's leakage belt, the Biofílica team started to survey secondary data of the region, to better understand the context of the deforestation advance, and additionally, a field trip was made where, together with Manoa's operational team, it was possible to understand "in loco" about the local situation. The result of these surveys was the construction of a timeline with all the milestones of activities that culminated in the current scenario, which was incorporated in the monitoring report, and was evaluated by the auditors supporting the analysis of the field visit in the region.
As the project's socio-environmental activities were severely hampered by the COVID-19 pandemic, it was decided to proceed with the VCS seal verification only. Additionally, given the situation of great pressure and change of scenario, in relation to the baseline, in the areas of the leakage belt, it was decided as a strategy to de-characterize the deforestation agents in order not to harm the project. Thus, the audit took place in the second half of November, bringing very positive results.
At the beginning of the year, a request for a report with the previous results of the first monitoring campaign finalized in the first quarter, with all the complementary documentation demonstrating the accomplishment of the activity, was formalized to those responsible at UNIR.
Due to the delay in the end of the rainy season, the continuation of the collection of information, through the realization of the 2nd monitoring campaign was postponed, being possible to be carried out only in the second quarter, collecting information from the dry period (Amazonian winter).
3rd and 4th Quarter
Professor Malu, UNIR's main correspondent in the fauna monitoring project at Manoa farm, made a proposal for a new project to carry out the monitoring of the salt licks area for one year through the photographic trapping method, the idea was discussed and approved between Biofílica and Manoa and the final proposal was sent only at the end of the 4th quarter. As the process conciliated with the audit period, the proponents will evaluate the activity in detail, for further approval in 2022.