environmental services

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)
  • Biodiversity
  • 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.

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forest compensation

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.

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ecotourism

research

To be developed.