150 hectares will be monitored – project activity instance (PAI) 1 and 2 – in the middle of the Central Corridor of the Atlantic Forest, a region of rare endemism and high biodiversity, considered a hotspot for conservation. The territory of APA do Pratigi has high water richness, with a large supply of water and rain well distributed throughout the year.
Within its limits, the APA is drained by ten sub-basins and a hydrographic basin, the Juliana River, one of the main reasons for the creation of this Conservation Unit. The Juliana River basin is still home to extensive fragments of dense rainforest, but it is undergoing a process of occupation of permanent preservation areas, with recurrent deforestation since the 1990s.
Among the measures to reverse the current degradation scenario is the restoration of riparian forests and springs on properties in the region, with the support of financial resources from the carbon market. Still in 2021, the project will be verified against the VCS/CCB standards.
The grouped project started in 2011 and since the beginning of this year, BRC has been a partner in the management. Check out more details about the project and BRC’s participation here.