Amazon Rainforest, Brazil – CO2 950 Kg
CO2 Offset per tree: 950 KG
Average Lifetime: 100-800 years
The Araribóia Indigenous Territory site is found in the State of Maranhão, located in the transitional zone between the Amazon and the Cerrado forests.
The native vegetation is classified as Amazonian Forest and is located within the limits of the Legal Amazon biome, home to diverse flora and fauna. In 2015, a fire was caused by loggers that was considered the largest fire recorded in any indigenous land in Brazil. The Araribóia Indigenous Land, covering 413 thousand hectares, has already had more than 45% of its territory turned to ashes. Maranhão had the 4th highest rate of accumulated deforestation among the Amazon states between 1988 and 2016. The Araribóia Indigenous Land has a population of 5,317 inhabitants, divided among three people groups: the Awa Guajá (Tupi-Guarani), the Guajá Awá isolated people group, and Guajajara (Tupi-Guarani – Tenetehara). The Guajajaras is one of the largest indigenous groups in Brazil. Due to the implementation of large commercial farms, deforestation, logging and fires have generated great food insecurity in the region. Rampant deforestation has made it challenging to maintain hunting, fishing, and traditional crops, limiting income generation. By reforesting this degraded area with native tree species, local villagers will protect vulnerable flora and fauna and reduce poverty and food insecurity in Guajajaras community.
By financing one tree in this project, you will plant one of the following trees (funds are equally split among species, in order to support biodiversity):
Aspidosperma oblongum A.DC., Hancornia speciosa Gomes, Attalea speciosa, Aphandra natalia (Balslev & A.J.Hend.) Barfod, Astrocaryum chambira Burret, Astrocaryum faranae F.Kahn. & E.Ferreira, Astrocaryum ferrugineum F.Kahn. & B.Millán, Astrocaryum murumuru Mart., Astrocaryum vulgare Mart., Attalea maripa (Aubl.) Mart., Bactris gasipaes Kunth, Chamaedorea pinnatifrons, Chelyocarpus ulei, Desmoncus giganteus, Desmoncus mitis, Dictyocaryum ptarianum, Euterpe oleracea Mart., Euterpe precatoria, Euterpe longevaginata, Hyospathe elegans, Iriartea deltoidea, Iriartella stenocarpa, Leopoldinia piassaba Wallace, Lepidocaryum tenue, Oenocarpus bacaba Mart., Oenocarpus balickii, Oenocarpus bataua, Socratea exorrhiza Mart., Socratea salazari, Wettinia augusta, Aechmea chantinii (Carrière) Baker, Aechmea rodriguesiana, Acioa edulis Prance, Couepia longipendula, Licania rigida, Platonia insignis Mart., Alchornea castaneifolia, Alchornea triplinervia , Croton lanjouwensis, Hevea brasiliensis Müll.Arg. – Pará rubber tree or Seringueira, Hura crepitans L. (= Hura brasiliensis Wild.), Manihot esculenta – Manioc, Micrandropsis scleroxylon, Vouacapoua americana Aubl., Heliconia burle-marxii Emygdio, Allantoma lineata Miers, Couroupita guianensis Aubl., Tetrapterys methystica R.E.Schult., Apeiba albiflora Ducke, Carapa guianensis Aubl., Eugenia stipitata McVaugh – Araza, Minquartia guianensis Aublet, Cattleya violacea, Cinchona officinalis L.
Please note that average lifetime and KG of CO2 offset are conservative estimations made by Evertreen based on external consultants, papers, articles and comparable platforms.
These trees are planted in Brazil by our partner Eden Projects.