This high-impact project protects the rainforest through avoided deforestation through community training and raising awareness. Training in forest management, sustainable cattle raising and seedling production are delivered to ensure the communities involved can build sustainable livelihoods which do not rely on clearing the rainforest.
The protection of the rainforest avoids the release of carbon emissions, with trees absorbing carbon dioxide straight from the atmosphere and storing it through their lifetime, a process which slows climate change. Without carbon sequestration continuing, the impact of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere will be devastating. This project aims to safeguard forests in the regions of the Brazilian Amazon rainforest biome with the highest rates of deforestation, including the 'Arc of Deforestation'.