The project area is located in the North of the Central-West Region of the Mato Grosso state in Brazil and has an extent of about 71.7 ha. It is a privately owned hacienda, solely dedicated to sustainable management of its native forest. Tropical native forest is the richest ecosystem with respect to biodiversity and globally one of the most important carbon sinks and storages. The FSM-REDD project aims for a multiple usage of forest resources while at the same time protecting the ecosystem in the long term. Besides the selective logging also the skidding is done carefully with harming brushwood and other trees only as much as necessary. Additionally, the native forest will be used as source for medicinal plants and other non-timber products existing naturally in the forest. Local communities are trained in new methods regarding the forest’s long–lasting economic and environmental management.
REDD, Sustainable Forest Management
Brazil, Mato Grosso, Region Central-West
Florestal Santa Maria S/A
Verified Carbon Standard (VCS), Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)