28 October 2013
The Brazilian Jari-Amapa forest managed by Biofílica Environmental Investments has just achieved third-party validation and verification by SCS Global Services (SCS) for its Jari-Amapa forest under the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) program, registered to the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS). The Jari-Amapa forest had previously achieved responsible forest management certification to the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) standard, also awarded by SCS Global Services. Through both carbon verification and responsible forestry certification, the Jari-Amapa project is confirmed to be supporting the local economy while protecting important ecosystems. The FSC-certified forestry operation is managed by Brazilian forest products company Jari Forestal S.A., under conglomerate Grupo Jari.
Read more from the Sacramento Bee here.