Cauaxi

Grouped Project

REDD+ AUD (Avoid Unplanned Deforestation)

The Cauaxi Grouped Project aims to conserve forests in preservation areas of several private properties located in the southeastern mesoregion of Pará State.

This is a Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+) project, in the category of avoided unplanned deforestation (AUD), registered on the Verra platform under ID 4042.

Performed

2022-23

1.3+ million

tCO2e avoided

2022-23

57+

thousand ha under conservation

Performed

Projection

Projeção 2021-32

5+ million

tCO2e avoided*

*Projection based on areas in progress, under development and organic growth.
Located in

Pará State

Status

Ongoing

REDD+AUD

Pará State

Since the Cauaxi project is in the "Arc of Deforestation", the region with the highest historical rate of deforestation in the Amazon, its forests are under increasing threat. One important aspect is that conservation and monitoring costs can be prohibitive for landowners, especially in large, non-productive areas – Legal Reserves and Permanent Preservation Areas, for example. Therefore, the funds generated by the project can pay for these forest preservation and conservation actions.

Project Background

Highlights and Timeline

May-June 2022: Forest biomass inventory

June 2022: 1st stage of the socio-economic analysis

June-July 2022: 1st biodiversity survey

July-August 2022: Soil and leaf litter carbon inventory

August 2022: Field day on agricultural management and good practices

August 2022: 2nd stage of the socio-economic analysis

November 2022: Installation of an artesian well

November 2022: 3rd stage of the socio-economic analysis

August 2023: Start of construction of one school and renovation of another

October 2023: Verification

CAUAXI REDD+AUD GROUPED PROJECT PHOTO GALLERY

Impact

Climate

5+ million tCO2e avoided between 2022 and 2032*

Amount of carbon that is no longer released into the atmosphere by not illegally clearing an area of forest, equivalent to almost 2 years of emissions by the state of Amapá (SEEG 2023).

*Projection based on areas in progress, under development and organic growth.

Community

370+ beneficiary families*

Medium impact: 150+ families*
Low impact: 220+ families*

* Benefits in the same area of influence as the Brazilian Amazon APD project

Education

Power and Water

Training and job and income generation

Other

Biodiversity

287 animal species being monitored

40 endemic species
14 endangered species
(CR/EN/VU - IUCN Red List)

In addition to preserving the habitat, surveying and monitoring the fauna and flora in the project areas generates knowledge about the diversity and geographical distribution of species in areas that have never been surveyed before, as well as identifying endemic and endangered species.

Contribution to the SDGs

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

Cauaxi

Grouped Project

The Cauaxi project is validated to the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) and Climate, Community and Biodiversity (CCB), audited annually by an independent Verra-accredited institution.

Become a brCarbon partner and profit from the standing forest.

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