Protecting part of the Pantanal, one of the world's largest and most important tropical wetlands

    Certifications

  • Verified Carbon Standard
  • Climate, Community & Biodiversity Standards

CO2 Emissions

+90.000 tCO2/year

Protected forest

+76,000 hectares

Location

Brazil

Located in the Paraná river basin, the Pantanal is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the largest tropical wetland in the world. As well as being home to numerous endangered species, including the jaguar, the Pantanal is a natural buffer against flooding and a vital carbon sink, stabilising the global climate. In addition, it contributes to the well-being of some 1.5 million people, from large cities to indigenous communities, in Bolivia, Paraguay and Brazil, whose livelihoods depend on the health of this territory. However, illegal deforestation for large-scale agriculture is increasing. Fires devastate this essential area, while erosion, flooding and contamination by agrochemicals leave the land critically degraded.

    Environmental benefits

  • Protection of natural heritage and safeguarding local biodiversity;
  • Drastic emission reduction and contribution to climate change mitigation.

    Social and economic benefits

  • Women's empowerment;
  • New job opportunities for the local community ;
  • Protection of local cultural heritage
  • Gender Equality
  • Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • Sustainable cities and communities
  • Responsible Consumption and Production
  • Climate Action
  • Life on Land