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Brazilian forestry project

Brazilian forestry project

 


At copier King we are proud business partners with Toshiba who, along with CO2 balance are running a carbon zero scheme which has incredible benefits for our environment and the people in it. One such project is located within the Amazon Rainforest of Brazil and is based around the protection of the forest through avoided deforestation and sustainable forestry management. The protection of the rainforest avoids the release of carbon emissions, with the trees acting as a natural sponge, absorbing carbon dioxide emissions as they grow. As well as carbon savings it supports the Amazon’s rich biodiversity of plants and wildlife.


This region is part of the Brazilian Amazon and known as Deforestation Arch, due to the intense deforestation pressure. The deforestation pressure in the State of Mato Grosso became then mostly the result of illegal land-grabbing by the invasion of private lands, using to such objective logging, slash-and-burning and cattle-ranching.

The aim is to combat this through the sustainable forestry management of 71,714 ha. of native forest. The project has developed technical forestry schools targeting education of local youngsters as well as working with the neighbouring State Park to develop initiatives to create local forest fire brigades.

There are some great social and economic benefits of this project, most notable are:

Job creation through sustainable forestry management

Protection of the forest that supports a way of life for the local inhabitants, both human and animal

Training of forest fire brigades

New income sources through the sustainable exploitation of non-wood products such as fruits and essences.