The Trocano Araretama Project is located within the Municipality of Borba, in the Amazonas state of Brazil and is a REDD+ avoided deforestation project which brings a combination of carbon, social and biodiversity benefits through the implementation of it’s project activities.

The project area is at-risk from deforestation, which threatens the existence of the entire natural ecosystem of the forest.  The project provides forest protection and biodiversity conservation to an area that totals 1,346,541 hectares. 

The project also brings invaluable social and community benefits to the 10,700 inhabitants of the 105 communities within the project area; all of whom directly benefit from their commitment and contribution to the project. 

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30th January 2018:  New schools for two Borba communities

On the 20th January Mayor of Borba, Simão Peixoto, inaugurated new schools for the Piraiçu and Floresta Communities of Borba.  Both schools have high standard facilities and offer a good learning environment for students and teachers alike.  Facilities include ample classrooms, together with kitchens, bathrooms and dispensaries.

Floresta Community has been without a school building for over 4 years following a storm that took the roof. Since then the students of the community have been studying in the community church instead…  Continue reading