Project description:

The state of Pará, Brazil is home to one of the most diverse and abundant ecosystems on the planet. The Brazilian Rosewood Protected Forest Project (RMDLT) supports the fragile ecosystem of the Amazonian Rainforest by preventing rampant deforestation and giving degraded forests an opportunity to regenerate, while improving the livelihoods of the families that live within the project area.

This REDD+ project protects 177,899 hectares of high conservation value rainforest and will prevent net emissions of >20 million tCO2e over the project lifetime. It is a registered Code REDD+ project; is validated and verified against VCS and in 2012 attained CCBA Gold level accreditation.

This project protects threatened tree species like the pau rosa (Brazilian rosewood), provides jobs in forest management and monitoring, supports education in agro-forestry techniques to enable the community to grow cash crops, protects at risk animals like the Giant Anteater, Golden Parakeet and Ka’apor Capuchin Monkey and provides secured land tenure to villages committed to conservation.

This project advances the following United Nations Sustainability Development Goals:


Standard of issuance:


VM0015 version 1.1

Amount of reduction:

553,273 tCO2/year

Service offered:



REDD+ Forestry