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79,107 ha


Avoided Unplanned Deforestation

Preserve life in the heart of the Amazon: protect an ecological corridor from agricultural conversion


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79,107 ha

Developer: Biofilica

Avoided Unplanned Deforestation

The Southern Brazilian state of Rondônia, where this project is located, has experienced one of the highest rates of deforestation in the Amazon due to large-scale operations to clear large tracts of forests for beef and soy commodities. Manoa Farm has been under threat of this agricultural conversion and timber theft. In 2013, Manoa was established as a REDD+ carbon project with a 30-year crediting period in order to preserve the forest. Some of the primary project activities include sustainable forest management practices, satellite and on-the-ground monitoring to patrol and contain invasions, environmental education for local communities at Manoa farm’s on-site training center, and partnerships with research institutions to monitor forest management impacts and study endemic species.


Registry ID: 1571



VM0015 v1.1

Pachama's project evaluation criteriaPachama rigorously evaluates every project listed on our marketplace to ensure that we're surfacing only the highest quality projects. Our Evaluation Criteria includes a series of checks that every project must pass as well as a number of informative insights on project quality. You can see a preview of these checks below.



The project's emissions reductions have been conservatively quantified

  • Baseline

    The reported baseline emissions are less than or equal to Pachama's observed baseline emissions. There are some variations based on project type.

  • Past Project Emissions

    The reported emissions inside the project area are greater than or equal to Pachama's observed emissions.

  • Carbon Inventory

    The project estimated their carbon stocks using a field inventory or remote sensing approach that was statistically representative of the project area, and their carbon stock estimate included a confidence interval and had <15% standard error.



Emissions reductions would not have occurred without the incentive of carbon credits

  • Project Boundary

    The boundary has not been artificially manipulated to increase crediting.

  • Financial and Legal Additionality

    There was no funding for carbon project activities in the 10 years prior to the project start date, and there were no legal requirements for emissions reductions or removals.

  • Improved Forest Management Projects Only

    Forest Maturity

    The crediting period must extend at least 25% beyond the age of economic maturity for at least half of the project area.

  • Reforestation Projects Only

    Forest Cover

    There must be no deforestation within the project area and existing forest cover must be less than 10% in the 10 years prior to project start date.



The project delivers a long-lasting climate impact ensured by continuous monitoring and reporting

  • Recent Project Emissions

    Pachama observed project emissions are less than the leakage-adjusted baseline meaning the project continues to provide a net climate benefit since their last credit issuance.

  • Fire Risk

  • Other Natural Risks

  • Buffer Pool



The project hasn't simply moved deforestation from one place to another, producing no net climate benefit

  • Leakage Summary

    Pachama currently examines and summarizes leakage calculations from registry-verified documents. Accounting for leakage is an inherently complex challenge with a range of methodologies. Pachama is using satellite observations to develop a consistent and easy-to-understand approach to quantifying leakage.


Beyond Carbon

The project causes no net harm and delivers biodiversity and community benefits

  • Free, Prior, Informed Consent

    The project sufficiently demonstrated proper community engagement and consultation, and a grievance and redress mechanism is in place.

  • Certifications

  • Forest Management

  • Reforestation Projects Only

    Ecological Impacts

    For reforestation projects, the forest composition must be a majority native species, there must be at least 5 different species planted, and the species assemblage and density should be similar to what would typically be found in the local ecoregion.


Tech-verified evaluationEvery forest project listed on the Pachama Marketplace must align with our Evaluation Criteria to ensure we're surfacing only the highest quality projects. To assess a forest project, Pachama uses remote sensing to review a variety of factors including forest cover loss in and around the project area. This project passes our emissions quality checks because the reported emissions are in line with what Pachama observed.

Contains modified data from Hansen Global Forest Change v1.9 (2001-2021).

Visual Description

The figure above shows the project area outlined in white, and observed forest loss in red. The project has been active since 2013. Pachama analyzes forest loss data and removes false positives during our project evaluation process.

Project story
Protecting one of Rondônia’s few remaining private forests through sustainable management

Manoa farm’s first sustainable management plan was established in 1997. They’ve spent years improving low-impact harvesting techniques, ultimately becoming a global model for other projects. The rotation is divided into intervals called “cutting cycles” of 30 years to ensure maintenance of mature species, allow the forest to regenerate, and allow species diversity to perpetuate.

Manoa’s project activities and planning are supported by the project developer Biofílica. They are a Brazilian company that promotes the environmental conservation and reduced deforestation in forest areas in the Amazon. The land is owner by Grupo Triângulo, are a responsible timber producer that invests in the conservation of its native forests through responsible management.

Manoa Farm has now been recognized by FAO (food and ag organization of the U.N.) as an exemplary case of sustainable forest management.

The project covers an area of approximately 74,000 hectares of native forest.

The project covers an area of approximately 74,000 hectares of native forest.

Impacts beyond carbon

Measuring what matters: community and biodiversity impacts

With a focus on environmental education, Manoa works hard to support the communities that inhabit and maintain the landscape. They direct funding from carbon credit sales toward continued support of project activities, proposed improvements, and socio-economic development initiatives. The project aligns with a number of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Learn more about a few of their key initiatives:
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Quality Education

Providing access to low-impact management trainings for young people and adults in sustainable development practices at the project’s own forest education center (CEFLOM).

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Decent work and economic growth

Empowering small local producer associations, disseminating knowledge on labor rights, and employing 55 community members for surveillance and management.

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Responsible consumption and production

Disseminating knowledge of sustainable use of raw materials to 22+ industries in the municipality of Cujubim and promoting FSC certification to ensure responsibility of forestry production.

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Climate action

Conducting scientific research on forest management impacts, launching studies of endangered and/or endemic species, and partnering with educational and research institutions.

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Life on land

Implementing reduced-impact management to maintain the forest and its wildlife corridors.

An ecological corridor for endangered species

Manoa Farm plays a fundamental role in the connectivity of the landscape. It acts as an ecological corridor between nearby land plots and serves as a shelter for several threatened and endemic species including jaguars, ocelots, birds, and monkeys. All employees are trained to be aware of threats to wildlife and how to minimize disturbance. Additionally, in connection with the University of Rondônia (UNIR), Manoa Farm began a continuous inventory and survey of medium and large mammals that inhabit the region.

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  • 177

    Flora species

  • 360

    Fauna species

  • 21

    Endangered animals

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Eschweilera Coriacea

Eschweilera Coriacea is an evergreen canopy tree native to South America that yields a heavy, durable wood making it a target for timber harvesting. It can grow 15-35 meters tall, and flowers most profusely from August through December.

how this project helps

Continuous monitoring of permanent flora plots to assess the ecological behavior of the forest. The results of this work are expected to help demonstrate the importance of forest management as a tool for conservation in the Amazon.

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Rondônia Warbling Antbird

This vulnerable species is suspected to have undergone a population reduction of at least 30% over the past three generations due to forest loss. They are found at lower levels of humid forest and woodland in Rondônia and Mato Grosso Brazil.

how this project helps

Monitoring of fauna through an agreement with the Laboratory of Mastozoology and Terrestrial Vertebrates of the Federal University of Rondônia (UNIR). In addition to meeting the requirements of the CCB Certification, this partnership encourages scientific research and provides access to the area for students and researchers.

project files
  • 2nd Verification Report 2017-2020


  • Project Description


  • 1st Verification Report 2013-2016



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