The Sustainable Reserve

The Sustainable Reserve

AMAZONIAN SUSTAINABLE RESERVE – AMAZON RIO I

SUMMARY

The Amazonian Sustainable Reserve (“Amazon Rio I”) is the first reserve for sustainable development owned and managed by a private organization ever created in the history of the Amazon. It is made up of a mosaic of seven separate properties, which cover 14,452 hectares (35,712 acres) of primary forest, and is located in the municipality of Manicoré in the state of Amazonas, Brazil.

Other 3 new Private Reserves owned by EBCF, AMAZON RIO II, III and IV, are expected to get licensed by the Brazilian Governments in 2016.

Another 2.000.000 (two million) acres in the pipeline also to be transformed into new Private Reserves in the next few years that will take the company to the next level.

The main focal points of the Sustainable Reserve are: (i) the conservation of forest ecosystems and biodiversity; (ii) the sustainable development of the 15 local communities living around the boundaries of the reserve via ecotourism, scientific research, infrastructure improvements, health care, education, and sport activities; (iii) the reduction in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions through the prevention of deforestation and forest degradation.

BACKGROUND

In 1998, a plan for logging activities was approved by the state government’s environmental agency regarding the entire area around the reserve for a period of 25 years. Between 1999 and 2010, 4,348 hectares (10,744 acres) were destroyed as a result of authorized logging operations. In February 2011, 7 tracts of land within the area were acquired by the Empresa Brasileira de Conservação de Florestas (EBCF) that, in order to implement the sustainable reserve, made two important decisions: to suspend the logging operations ongoing for more than a decade in the area and transform them into private reserves for sustainable development (Reservas Particulares de Desenvolvimento Sustsentável – RPDSs), supported by Federal and State Law no. 53 of June 2007 and Decree no. 30,108 of June 2010.

FLORA

Dryland forest (Terra firme) – The forest survey carried out on a dryland area about 4 km long, west of Amazon Rio I, yielded 43 species in 20 families, where Fabaceae (16%), Sapotaceae (15%), Arecaceae (12%), Burseraceae (9%) and Lecytidaceae (8%) were predominant. Within these families the main tree species include copal (Protium sp.) and abiurana (Pouteria sp.), species that are abundant and frequently found throughout the region.

Floodplain area (varzea) – The expedited survey in floodplain (várzea) areas found that they are forested with heterogeneous formations, which include tree and shrub species. 103 forest species in 29 families where identified in these forests, including 27 trees not necessarily of the same species and not identified by the local residents. […] Read More

FAUNA

Regarding animal species, biological surveys carried out within Amazon Rio I Sustainable Reserve and vicinity indicated the presence of 29 species of mammals, 210 species of birds, 18 species of amphibians and 85 species of fish. Pacas, agoutis, armadillos, deer, spider monkeys, howler monkeys, capuchin monkeys, tapirs, peccaries and catitus are among the main species of animals mentioned by the community during the participatory workshops. […] Read More


AEREAL IMAGES FROM THE PRIVATE RESERVE AMAZON RIO I


LOCAL COMMUNITIES

Resident populations in the Amazon Rio I reserve are known as caboclas and are divided into fifteen communities: Urucury, Água Azul, Vista Alegre, Boa Esperança, Santa Eva, Santa Maria, Pandegal, Democracia, Jatuarana, Terra Preta do Ramal, Kamayuá, São José do Miriti, São João, Ponta Grossa, Terra Preta do Rio Manicoré and Mocambo. […] Read More

AMAZON RIO I • LOCATION

Amazon Rio I is located in the southern region of the state of Amazonas, Brazil, on the Madeira River, in the municipality of Manicoré, between the Rio Madeira reserve (RDS Rio Madeira) and the Rio Amapá reserve (RDS Rio Amapá) and lies approximately 333 km (207 miles) from Manaus, the state capital, by air and 427 km (265 miles) by waterway.

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PARTNER’S SUSTAINABLE PRIVATE RESERVES


 

SINERGA’S SUSTAINABLE PRIVATE RESERVE

Sinerga is a leading Italian cosmetic laboratory that offers a full range of solutions for the research & development, manufacturing, packaging, and distribution of cosmetics, demo-pharmaceutical, medical devices, and active make-up products. Through its range of capabilities, Sinerga is able to not only conduct clinical studies and refine rainforest extracts, but to also market these ingredients globally. As a partner with Amazonian Alliance, the company has established the ‘Sinerga Sustainable Reserve’ and will acquire and process non-timber exotic Amazonian ingredients. […] Read More

 

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BELFORT AMAZONIAN SUSTAINABLE RESERVE

Vitor Belfort is a UFC World Champion mixed martial artist, and native of Brazil. Today, he is fighting for our future by being a key support of the Amazonian Sustainable Reserve program, and creating his own reserve in Amazon Rio I. Vitor and his wife Joana Prado Belfort want to help local villagers in the Amazon by supporting social projects in the areas of sports, health and education. In addition, the Belforts intend to create the Belfort Training Center to teach children and young families the principles Vitor stands for, and the principles for success he has learned in his life. […] Read More

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HYUNDAI GROUP SUSTAINABLE PRIVATE RESERVE

Hyundai Group is a South Korean conglomerate (Chaebol) founded by Chung Ju-yung. The first company in the group was founded in 1947 as a construction company. With government assistance, Chung and his family members rapidly expanded into various industries, eventually becoming South Korea’s second biggest chaebol. […] Read More

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SONY MUSIC SUSTAINABLE RESERVE

Sony Music Entertainment (SME commonly known as Sony Music) is an American music corporation managed and operated by Sony Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of the Japanese conglomerate company Sony. The company was first founded in 1929 as American Record Corporation (ARC) and renamed Columbia Recording Corporation in 1938, following its acquisition by Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS). […] Read More

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PLANET ORGANIC SUSTAINABLE RESERVE

The Amazon Rainforest is the largest and most biodiverse tract of tropical rainforest on earth. It represents half of the planet’s remaining rainforest and is home to half of all our plant and animal species – many of these unique to the Amazon. The diverse ecosystem contains priceless and essential resources for human existence and longevity and is a vital world treasure that must be protected and proactively sustained. […] Read More

 

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AMAZON ROOTS SUSTAINABLE RESERVE

The Amazon Rainforest is the largest and most biodiverse tract of tropical rainforest on earth. It represents half of the planet’s remaining rainforest and is home to half of all our plant and animal species – many of these unique to the Amazon. The diverse ecosystem contains priceless and essential resources for human existence and longevity and is a vital world treasure that must be protected and proactively sustained. […] Read More

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YERBALATINA SUSTAINABLE RESERVE

The Amazon Rainforest is the largest and most biodiverse tract of tropical rainforest on earth. It represents half of the planet’s remaining rainforest, and is home to half of all our plant and animal species – many of these unique to the Amazon. The diverse ecosystem contains priceless and essential resources for human existence and longevity, and is a vital world treasure that must be protected and proactively sustained. […] Read More

 

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LOCAL COMMUNITIES MAPS