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.
Tons of carbon reduced each year
Hectares of land are protected
- 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.
Founded in 2005, Verra is a global leader helping tackle the world’s most intractable environmental and social challenges by developing and managing standards that help the private sector, countries, and civil society achieve ambitious sustainable development and climate action goals. Verra’s global standards and frameworks serve as linchpins for channeling finance towards high-impact activities that tackle some of the most pressing environmental issues of our day.