Amazon Projects Awarded Gold Distinction for Climate, Community, and Biodiversity Conservation Benefits
Founded in 2003, Carbonfund.org Foundation is a leading non-profit carbon offset provider making it easy and affordable for both individuals and organizations to mitigate their climate impacts by supporting Gold distinction Brazilian Amazon conservation carbon offset projects. Carbonfund.org Gold distinction Brazilian Amazon protection carbon projects include The Russas-Valparaiso Projects that are payments for ecosystem services forest conservation projects, otherwise known as a Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+) projects, protecting slightly more than 70,000 hectares (173,152 acres) of tropical rainforest.
Carbonfund.org Foundation highest quality Brazilian Amazon conservation carbon offset projects have both received Gold distinction and are always verified to the highest third- party certification standards on the planet such as the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) and Climate, Community and Biodiversity Standard (CCB) with Gold distinctions. Experts agree we need a major reduction in CO2 over the next fifty years. With this in mind, we need to support the highest quality Brazilian Amazon protection projects on the planet which have achieved Gold distinctions with the Climate, Community, and Biodiversity Standard.
The Russas-Valparaiso Projects
The Russas-Valparaiso Projects are payments for ecosystem services forest conservation projects, otherwise known as a Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+) projects, protecting slightly more than 70,000 hectares (173,152 acres) of tropical rainforest with some of highest levels of biodiversity on the planet including scarlet macaw, jaguar, and fresh water dolphin.
The ultimate project activities are to undertake a forest carbon inventory, model regional deforestation and land-use patterns, and mitigate deforestation pressures by utilizing payments for the Projects’ ecosystem services, along with ongoing monitoring of the climate, community and biodiversity impacts of the Projects. Social projects and activities to mitigate deforestation pressures range from providing agricultural extension training courses to local communities, to beginning patrols of potential deforestation sites in the early stages of the Project, to eventually establishing an association to assist with the local production of açaí and manioc flour.