The establishment of the plantations for sustainable wood production and for carbon sequestration also results in various additional environmental and community benefits. These include the creation of stable employment and social benefits for 165 local staff, conservation of natural forest patches and reduction of threats to surrounding natural forests, the construction of a new school, apprenticeships and professional training as well as various other social programs provided by F.I.T. Timber to the local population and surrounding communities. The project also maintains the rights of indigenous people to collect non-timber materials from the forests, improves local water and soil quality over time, and puts over 15,000 hectares of neighboring natural forests and riparian forests under protection. The aim of the A/R carbon project is to ensure the long-term continuance of all benefits.
|Developer||F.I.T. Timber Ltd|
|Location||Boa Vista, STATE Brazil|
Ecosystem Marketplace's Forest Carbon Portal Project Inventory is a clearinghouse for information on land-based carbon market offset projects. It attempts to provide some transparency on the scope, value, duration, and financing mechanisms of terrestrial carbon sequestration projects around the globe.