The Amazon Forest provides a great amount of environmental services as well as the risks that may provoke their loss. The Amazon biome represents a global priority for conservation. Its complex processes and functions contribute to sustain life in the planet. The PES in which Florestal Santa Maria is inserted are:
- Carbon sequestration (FSM REDD Project)
- Watershed protection
- Aesthetic values
- Forest compensation
REDD FSM Project
Florestal Santa Maria S/A has reached the final validation stage of its REDD project, which began in 2009. Ours is the first private property in Brazil to offer a validated environmental service.
The Brazilian Environmental legislation allows for a mechanism that makes it possible for rural property owners who have failed to keep the required natural forest area intact to compensate for this.
To be developed.