The project consists of forest management, environmental initiatives, social initiatives, crafts and research, in the region of Serra do Carmo, in the municipalities of Aparecida do Rio Negro and Palmas, in Tocantins. It aims to absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere by maintaining the native vegetation that is in danger of being destroyed, and improve carbon sequestration through reforestation. The project’s beneficiaries are indirectly small farmers in the region, teachers and residents of the Serra do Carmo. The project lasted from 2000 to 2002 and was approved by Medway Power Ltda.
The project’s purpose is to reduce greenhouse gases emissions through carbon sequestration through conservation of forests and the establishment of agroforestry systems. The project also includes a research component. Two properties in the Serra do Carmo region were acquired by the Ecologica Institute.
In addition to these achievements, the activities performed included: training in agroforestry systems for farmers in the region; forest density activities and seedling nursery; building monitoring systems against forest fires; survey for the potencial of bird watching in the region; and environmental education and training.
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- Atmospheric carbon dioxide absorption, mitigating climate change.
- Knowledge dissemination.
- Income generation for the community.
- Forest management.
- Research and development.
- Maintenance of native vegetation.
- Training about agroforestry systems.
- Seedling nursery.
- Monitoring against forest fires.
- Survey about the potential for bird watching.