Florestal Santa Maria

Project description

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.

Project type

REDD, Sustainable Forest Management


Brazil, Mato Grosso, Region Central-West

Project size

71,713 hectare

Project developer

Florestal Santa Maria S/A


Verified Carbon Standard (VCS), Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)


Rainforest Alliance


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Key Facts

300 direct beneficiaries

71,713 hectare of tropical rainforest protected

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