Welcome to the Trocano Project

The Trocano Araretama Project is a REDD+ carbon project in the Brazilian Amazon that brings a combination of social, biodiversity and carbon benefits through the implementation of it’s project activities.

The Trocano project area is at-risk from deforestation, threatening the existence of the entire natural ecosystem of the forest. It is located in the Municipality of Borba, in the Amazonas State of Brazil.

The aims of the REDD+ project are forest protection and biodiversity conservation. The project is in an area of natural forest within the Amazon region of Brazil, and the project totals 1,346,541 hectares. 

In addition, social and community benefits are brought to the 10,700 inhabitants of the project area. All the communities directly benefit from their commitment and contribution to the project. 

The project is developed by Go Balance Limited, in partnership with Borba City Hall and focuses on avoided deforestation.

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Latest News from Trocano Araretama

  • Empowering Communities Through Education

    Empowering Communities Through Education

    Bridging Knowledge and Sustainability in Local Communities. On the 15th February 2024, the Trocano Project team embarked on another journey, this time to the vibrant community of Sempre Viva Santana.  With the mission of empowering communities, the aim for the team on this visit was to deliver courses on meliponiculture (beekeeping with native bees) and……

  • Growing Together: the São Lazaro School Garden

    Growing Together: the São Lazaro School Garden

    Planting Seeds of Change in the School Garden Community Project In the heart of the Trocano Project, there’s a truly vibrant initiative being nurtured. The local school in the São Lazaro da Terra Preta community, has created a vegetable garden with the help of the Trocano Araretama project team. The São Lazaro “Horta na Escola”……

  • Celebrating Children’s Day in Trocano

    Celebrating Children’s Day in Trocano

    Uniting joy, environmental awareness and community spirit in São Lazaro. Brazil’s Children’s Day “Dia das Crianças”celebrations were held on the 12th October 2023. For this special event, the Trocano Araretama Project embarked on a special journey to São Lazaro community. Our mission was simple yet profound: to celebrate Children’s Day by intertwining the threads of……

Key Features of the Trocano Project

Carbon Impacts

Trocano  Project Area Natural Forest

The main activity of the Trocano Project is the protection of 1.3 million hectares of natural forest that is at risk of deforestation. Thus, conserving the forest ensures carbon emissions are avoided by preventing the loss of threatened forests. Read more...

Community Benefits

Trocano Community

The Trocano Project brings numerous benefits to the communities within the project area, and the municipality of Borba as a whole. Benefits include supplying clean drinking water, training in sustainable practices and sports facilities. Read more…

Biodiversity Protection

Trocano Project Biodiversity

The location of the Trocano Project is rich in biodiversity and the project has an abundance of varied yet endangered biodiversity. The project is in the Madeira River region which includes endemic species found solely in this area. Read more…

Project Implementation

The project is implemented in accordance with the Natural Forest Standard. It has achieved full independent, third-party validation and verification for its achievements in avoided deforestation, socio-economic benefits and biodiversity protection within the project area.

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