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AMAZON RAINFOREST PROTECTION

Amazon Rainforest Protection

PROJECT DETAILS
Location: Acre, Brazil
Project type: Forest Conservation

90% of Brazil’s Acre state is forested, but current rates of destruction mean by 2030 this could decline to 65%. This collection of three projects aims to prevent deforestation across 105,000 hectares of pristine rainforest in the Amazon basin, protecting some of the world’s most biodiverse habitats. Tropical forests are the most biodiverse habitats on Earth, home to 70% of the Earth's species of plants and animals. The projects work with communities and local groups to help protect ecosystem services while providing alternative models of economic development which avoid the destruction of the forest.

The Project also contributes to sustainable development by the means of:

 

  • Protects endangered and vulnerable species of animals, including eight IUCN species.
  • Trains families on how to grow bananas, chickpeas, cassava, and corn; the processing of fish; rearing organic pigs, and using rotational cattle pastures. The goal is to increase yields and help make these agricultural activities more profitable.
  • Facilitates doctor visits from local towns on a periodic basis and refurbished or built four health clinics.
  • Educates local communities about improved agricultural techniques while monitoring unsustainable uses of the forest, the projects are mitigating deforestation and helping to protect the area’s rich biodiversity.

No poverty
Zero hunger
Good health and well-being
Quality eduction Gender equality
Clean water and sanitation Affordable and clean energy Decent work and economic growth Industry, innovation and infrastructure Reduced inequalities
Responsible consumption and production
Climate action
Life below water
Life on land
Partnerships for the goals

 

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