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140 ha

Pratigi Biodiversity Corridor

Afforestation, Reforestation, and Revegetation

Reforest agricultural lands in a biodiversity hotspot on Brazil’s Atlantic Coast


Pratigi Biodiversity Corridor



140 ha

Developer: BrCarbon

Afforestation, Reforestation, and Revegetation

This grouped project is located on the coast of Brazil's Atlantic Forest Central Corridor. In the last century, coastal development, urbanization, and large-scale agriculture have reduced the forest in the region to 13.7% of its original cover. What remains is still one of the greatest biodiversity hotspots on the planet. Established in 2011, Pratigi Biodiversity Corridor aims to reforest degraded lands across small farms in the Pratigi Environmental Protection Area, focusing on planting native species and preserving biodiversity. Unfortunately environmental laws are not widely observed, and restoring private forests incurs a net loss to the landowner. Enrolling in the carbon market is essential to generate revenue for property owners and build a sustainable economy based on restoration.

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Registry ID: 1317


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AR-AMS0007 v3

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Project story
Enabling farmers to reforest their properties and restore the native landscape

The Pratigi Environmental Protection Area (EPA) was established in April 1998 by The Land Conservation Organization of Southern Bahia (OCT), which has been active in the region for over ten years. Financial resources have been provided over the years by various sponsors, partners, and funds of OTC. In 2021, OCT partnered with BRCarbon to handle field work and forest inventory report preparation so that OTC could focus on implementation and management. BRCarbon's mission is to promote reforestation and contribute to climate change mitigation, using financial resources from the carbon market to scale up its activities.

This is a "Grouped Project," meaning it is made up of a collection of properties owned by smallholder farmers and allows for project expansions over time. The ultimate goal is to increase community awareness and expand restoration to more properties through a new economy that values environmental assets. The project area is primarily comprised of small farms with an average land size of 15 hectares. These farmers receive regular payments based on the amount of carbon sequestered on their land and the duration they commit their land to the project. Different restoration methods are used depending on the original vegetation characteristics and current land use.

Small landowners participating in this grouped project will receive 30% of the carbon revenues on an ongoing basis.


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tCO2e sequestered per ha per year

A small landowner family participating in the Pratigi project.

A small landowner family participating in the Pratigi project.

Impacts beyond carbon

Measuring what matters most: community and biodiversity impacts

The Pratigi Environmental Protection Area covers five municipalities: Nilo Peçanha, Ituberá, Piraí do Norte, Igrapiúna and Ibirapitanga, totaling 84,900 inhabitants. The project strives to provide technical assistance and encourage farmers and their families to participate in ongoing efforts to improve productivity and income generation using environmentally-friendly practices and technologies. Learn more about a few of their key initiatives:
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Quality Education

Offering contextualized courses and workshops that focus on technical training for young people between 18 and 29. These courses teach property management and production techniques.

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Decent work and economic growth

Employing over 600 community members, one-third of whom are women, to participate in project activities.

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Climate action

Restoring the native landscape of the Atlantic Rainforest by planting trees and assisting natural tree regeneration. These efforts will enhance environmental resilience against climate change by conserving soil, restoring animal habitats, connecting forest fragments, and preserving water supplies.

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Life on land

Supporting the stabilization and growth of fauna and flora in one of the 35 most endangered global biodiversity hotspots that have suffered severe deforestation over the last few decades.

An endangered ecological corridor in one of the last refuges of native Brazilian Atlantic Forest

The project plays a critical role in protecting one of the world’s most biologically diverse ecological corridors. Restoring riparian forest cover contributes to the conservation of native ecosystems and their associated biodiversity. It increases available forest habitat and connectivity between remaining forests in the region and revives key ecological processes.

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  • 260

    Bird species in the Pratigi EPA area

  • 77

    77 species of mammals in the Pratigi EPA area

  • 58%

    of birds in the Bahia state Atlantic Forest are found in the project area

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Vismia guianensis

Vismia guianensis is a native species to the Pratigi Environmental Protection Area (EPA) and is known to be a medicinal plant with antifungal properties. Its fruit is an important food source for many endemic animals, including a variety of bat species in the region.

how this project helps

With a focus on planting native species, like Vismia guianensis, this project is helping to restore the landscape to ensure a lasting climate impact.

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Red Billed Curassow

This fruit-eating bird is classified as endangered and is of large size. It is constantly threatened by hunting and habitat destruction. Endemic to Bahia and Espírito Santo states, the species is already extinct in many regions. The fact that it was found within the project areas demonstrates the project's relevance in protecting critically endangered species.

how this project helps

Pratigi is helping to protect and restore an ecological corridor that is critical to the survival of the Red-Billed Curassow along with many other bird species.

Public registry documentsApplicable calculation methods are referenced in the reports below. Note that registries do not publicly provide all pertinent data required to reproduce emissions calculations. However, Independent Validation and Verification Bodies have access to the data needed to reproduce and verify emissions calculations.
  • Monitoring Report 2017


  • Monitoring Report March 2022


  • Verification Report 2023


  • Verification Report 2024.pdf


  • Monitoring Report November 2022


  • Project Design Document.pdf


  • Verification Report 2017.pdf


  • Monitoring Report 2024


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