10th January 2022
By supporting sustainable projects through Ecologi, we can make an immediate difference to the people and places that really need it.
One of the verified initiatives we have supported so far is the preservation of Amazonian rainforest in Brazil.
“Sadly, 20% of the Brazilian Amazon rainforest was lost between 1975 and 2018, largely to clear land for agriculture, oil and gas production, mining, logging, and infrastructure. The rate of deforestation has increased over the past 3 years, with the rate towards the end of 2020 reaching its highest level since 2008. This is deeply concerning and shows how important projects that protect rainforest are right now.”
“The objective of this Brazilian Amazon REDD project is to avoid emissions from planned deforestation on a property in Para State, in the Eastern Amazon of Brazil. The property includes five forest areas: Rio Capim, Poty, Cauaxi, Sumal and Cacule, totaling over 200,000 hectares. This project will preserve 27,434.9 hectares of native forest within the site, which had previously been designated for deforestation in order to clear the land for livestock pasture.”
This work will avoid approximately 9.4 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions over a 10-year period, which would otherwise have been emitted in absence of this project. In addition to this, through this project the landowners have committed to intensifying and improving their practices to support sustainable social development, maintenance and improvement of biodiversity.
Partnering with Ecologi, we can support projects that are in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Here are the goals recognised by this deforestation project:
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