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• Biofílica Ambipar Environment
• Agropalma S.A
Moju, Tailândia, Acará and Tomé Açu (Para – PA)
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The Ararajuba REDD+ Project is located in the municipalities of Tailândia, Moju, Tomé Açu and Acará, in the state of Pará, near the PA-150 and on the banks of the Acará River, a region of great deforestation pressure and considerable degradation history.
In this context, its main objective is to promote the development of activities aimed at mitigating climate change, reducing GHG emissions caused by deforestation and forest degradation, as well as promoting social welfare and the conservation of local biodiversity.
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importance of the project
The Ararajuba REDD+ Project located in the municipalities of Tailândia, Moju, Tomé Açu and Acará, in the state of Pará.
With actions that seek to strengthen the surveillance of property and monitoring by satellite images. The project is fundamental to contain deforestation in the area of interest. Furthermore, through activities related to environmental education and the promotion of sustainable practices, it allows the dissemination of knowledge about the importance of forest conservation and sustainable economic development, respecting traditions and local culture.
In addition, the adoption of diversified and adaptive agricultural production models that integrate the protection of forest resources and the promotion of food security for families belonging to the communities involved is encouraged.
The Project area has great relevance in relation to its biodiversity, since it is located in the Belém Center of Endemism (CEB), a region with a large concentration of rare and endemic species. The predominant vegetation is Dense Ombrophylous Forest, with a high density of medium and large trees, besides woody lianas and epiphytes. Furthermore, the Project Area is home to globally endangered species of fauna and flora, many of which are endemic.
Considering this context, the activities proposed by the Project such as the strengthening of patrimonial vigilance, social inclusion and regional socioeconomic development through alternative practices to deforestation and the development and strengthening of value chains, as well as the establishment of a biodiversity conservation program, promoting in situ monitoring of fauna and flora in the Project Area, seek the conservation of local biodiversity, economic gains and sustainable development.
The activities linked to the social scope aim to bring positive impacts for all the actors involved through the encouragement of socioeconomic and sustainable development for the surrounding communities, focusing on training, qualification, and assistance for the promotion of sustainable production practices and models, on the development and strengthening of value chains, and on engagement through mechanisms of transparency, communication, and incentive to collective participation in the actions developed by the Project.
In addition to monitoring deforestation remotely using high-resolution satellite images, the project supports frequent surveillance of the property, and encourages good relations with stakeholders, with the aim of establishing a broad and transparent management of the territory, seeking to avoid as far as possible the occurrence of invasions, land disputes, illegal practices and social tensions.
The project combines the socioeconomic demands of the communities with local opportunities for more resilient economic activities, through the “Promotion of sustainable agricultural practices”. To this end, the project enables training and technical development actions aimed at the communities, in association with different partners and extensionists, in order to promote knowledge about the importance of reconciling good production practices with the preservation and maintenance of natural resources and encourage the adoption of sustainable and adaptive production systems.
The project enables and encourages access to education through technical courses and training focused on the environmental and socioeconomic areas, especially on practices of resilient agricultural production, development and strengthening of value chains, encouraging social organization and environmental education for the preservation of endangered species. In addition, it provides specific training for the asset security team in the Project Area. For this, it counts on the support and collaboration of specialized partners, in order to guarantee effectiveness and stakeholder engagement. These training activities promoted by the project allow the strengthening of human capital, the consolidation of the feeling of belonging, access to information, better employment conditions, and income diversification; especially for small rural producers, resulting, consequently, in the maintenance of the forest and its resources.
The main objective of a REDD+ Project is to conserve forest cover and its respective carbon stocks by halting deforestation and forest degradation. An important activity of the project is the strengthening of patrimonial vigilance, ensuring the protection of the forest cover in the Project Area, besides other activities that encourage the adoption of sustainable production practices as alternatives to deforestation. Thus, the maintenance of forests is essential for the provision of water ecosystem services and, consequently, water availability for all. They contribute to the process of regulating the hydrological cycle, influencing factors such as precipitation, availability and purification of water, protection of the soil, lakes, and waterways.
The project encourages the “Promotion of sustainable agricultural practices” with actions aimed at identifying potential activities related to resilient subsistence agriculture, extractivism and management of forest products, according to the demand and profile of local communities. In this sense, the project acts in the dissemination of knowledge, instructions and experiences focused on the efficient use of natural resources and environmental preservation; besides the “Development and Strengthening of Value Chains”, encouraging sustainable business chains through the greater integration between stakeholders and regional markets, thus generating income, welfare and cultural identity for the fostered communities. With this, the learning, engagement, and pre-disposition of these families in activities to improve productive and extractive practices, increase the governance of the project and assist in the maintenance of forest cover and the preservation of its ecological aspects.
The activities developed by the project are focused on sustainable practices, which contribute to the reduction of unplanned deforestation and forest degradation, and consequently, the reduction of GHG emissions. The Project has the potential to reduce 6,717,438 tCO2 of GHG emissions in 10 years, by preventing deforestation in native forest. The activity of strengthening patrimonial vigilance will be carried out through the presence of agents in the Project Area, integrated with remote and continuous monitoring activities of deforestation and forest fires, allowing a refinement in the actions of prevention, combat of illegal activities and forest maintenance.
The main objective of a REDD+ project is the conservation of forest cover and its respective carbon stocks through the containment of deforestation and forest degradation. The Project is inserted and protects a large part of a region classified by the Ministry of Environment (Administrative Rule nº 463, from 12/18/2018) as a Priority Area for Conservation, Sustainable Use and Sharing of Benefits of Brazilian Biodiversity and serves as an ecological corridor for preserved areas in the region, protecting threatened species of fauna and flora. Furthermore, the Ararajuba REDD+ Project is inserted in the Belém Center of Endemism (CEB), a region with a high concentration of threatened and endemic species. From this context, the Project aims to minimize habitat loss, landscape changes, overexploitation of species and climate change. To this end, it seeks to engage, involve and sensitize all stakeholders about the importance of the biodiversity of fauna and flora in providing ecosystem services, maintaining landscape connectivity, controlling environmental degradation and limiting the excessive use of natural resources. Furthermore, the systematic in-situ monitoring of fauna and flora, natural resource and socio-economic studies already undertaken that are necessary to meet CCB certification will also contribute to integrating ecosystem and biodiversity values into national and local planning, development processes, and poverty reduction and biodiversity conservation strategies.