Contributing to mitigate the Global Climate Change

Conserving the Forest will avoid the emissions of approximately 80 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent over 30 years.

This is a very relevant contribution to mitigate the critical issue of Global Climate Change, by far the main environmental impact the world society faces in the current decades.

By conserving the standing forest, we avoid the emission of 2.7 million tons of CO2 equivalent, on average, per year.
A number that roughly corresponds to:

  • The annual emissions of 490.000 EU citizens
  • 14.000 airplane flights between Paris and New York
  • 10% of the annual emissions of London’s urban area.

* sources –> International Energy Agency (IEA) Greater London Authority (GLA)

Protecting the world’s biodiversity

The territory encompassed by our project is a key player in the world’s biodiversity. We are deeply committed to conserving and safeguarding the ecosystems within the area of the project, making it a safe haven for endemic species and species at high risk of extinction.

Safeguarding of species

Within the project’s territory we have identified to date 13 species at high risk of extinction that are crucial for the ecosystem’s well-being. Through the forest’s conservation activities, we commit to protecting them, giving them new hope.

Protecting the continental Water Regime

Forest conservation benefits a variety of environmental values, including water systems and hydric regimes in the Amazon, which are essential for the life of the forest itself and the local communities that benefit from them. It is crucial to highlight the water heritage of the fazenda, which includes 5,463 km of watercourses and 1,799 hectares of lakes (with 1,403 hectares divided into 5 lakes). Additionally, the Rio Jurua river borders the fazenda for 52 km, contributing significantly to the local ecosystem.

However, the importance of these ecosystems extends far beyond the local area. Rain regimes in a significant part of the South American continent depend on the evaporation generated by the Amazon forest. These rains are vital for agriculture and livestock in these regions, which are world leaders in volume and productivity. Despite their geographic distance from the Amazon, they are strongly influenced by it.

Consequently, a significant portion of global food and feed production depends on the climatic regularity of the region, which in turn is linked to the conservation of the Amazon rainforest and the sustainable management of its water resources, such as those of the fazenda.