First established in 2011 by Celestial Green Ventures in partnership with the Municipality of Borba, the Trocano Araretama REDD+ Project comprises 1.3 million hectares of the Brazilian Amazon located in Borba, Amazonas, Brazil. Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) is a mechanism through which carbon stored in forests is given a financial value, incentivising developing countries to reduce their carbon emissions through forest conservation. The Trocano Araretama conservation project is a REDD project providing additional social and biodiversity benefits, hence it is termed a REDD+ project.
The objective of the Trocano Araretama REDD+ conservation project is to reduce deforestation and forest degradation within the project area, with particular focus on the most at-risk areas identified through careful on-the-ground and satellite observations. This is achieved through providing the local communities with facilities that will support sustainable living, and providing sustainable alternatives to practises already in place. In conjunction with this, the project aims to ensure the protection of endangered species of plants and animals within the project area, emphasising the inherent linkage of the three facets of the REDD+ project; Carbon, Social and Biodiversity.
The Trocano Araretama Conservation Project is carried out in compliance with the Natural Forest Standard, an internationally recognised Voluntary Carbon Standard which specialises in the integration of Carbon, Social and Biodiversity values for REDD+ forest projects. This compliance is periodically verified by third party services. The NFS provides an effective framework for the integrated certification of carbon and ecosystem benefits.
By preventing deforestation, the project mitigates climate change. Standing forests absorb carbon from the atmosphere and benefit the global environment. Learn more details about our monitoring activity when you visit our project reports page or see the Celestial Green Ventures blog for the latest climate news.
Trocano is home to a vast array of plant and animal species, including a number of threatened species such as the pink river dolphin. Learn more details about our monitoring activity when you visit our project reports page or see the Celestial Green Ventures blog for the latest biodiversity news.
From fresh drinking water to school renovations, Natural Capital Credits directly benefit the forest community in ways that they control. Learn more details about our monitoring activity when you visit our project reports page or see the Celestial Green Ventures blog for the latest community news.