Marajó

Brazil
Situated in the Northern Brazilian state of Para, on the island of Marajó, the project preserves nearly 90,000 hectares of biodiverse Amazon forest.
  • Forest Conservation
  • Sustainable Agriculture

Project

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Commercial wood extraction has been banned in Marajó, which was previously a major cause of deforestation, and the project supports alternative sources of income for local communities.

There are over 100 families living in the project area whose livelihoods strongly depend on the natural resources of the Amazon. The sale of carbon credits means that training in sustainable food production and alternative income generation is helping to prevent deforestation and aiding sustainable development in the region.

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