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Santa Maria REDD+, Brazil

Santa Maria REDD+, Brazil

The Florestal Santa Maria project is designed to preserve the native forest in the municipality of Colniza (MT), Brazil, by reducing deforestation of the Amazon biome and mitigating the risk of fires and thus benefiting the Amazon ecosystem and the surrounding communities. Colniza ranks second in the deforestation of the amazon (March 2013) with 1,430 km2 of forest land having been deforested only between August 2012 and March 2013, corresponding to 79,000,000 tons of CO2 emissions and earning it the name Deforestation Arch.

The Florestal Santa Maria property covers an area of over 71,000 hectares in the Amazon biome, where the extraction of raw materials from the forest is performed with a sustainable management plan, which enhances the likelihood of non-predatory use of the forest. The project is expected to avoid over 25,000,000 tons of CO2 emissions over a duration period of 30 years.



  • Verification: Rainforest Alliance
  • Type: Verified Carbon Standard
  • Volume p.a.: 840,000 tons CO2-equivalents