Pacajai, Brazil

Protecting the Amazon rainforest, its wildlife and people

Rainforests are critical for the survival of our planet, due to their lung-like ability to absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen back into the earth’s atmosphere. 

More than half the world’s rainforests are in the Brazilian Amazon. But over the last decade, one area in particular - the state of Para - has recorded the highest rate of Amazonian deforestation from illegal logging and land conversion for agriculture.

To help solve the problem, Active Super is investing in the Pacajai project. Located in Para’s Caixuna reserve, the project protects 123,000 hectares from deforestation, which will avoid 9,582,742 tonnes of CO2 emissions over 40 years.

It is also helping to protect hundreds of species of Amazonian wildlife in a zone that has been identified as a priority for biodiversity conservation. 

Furthermore, the project is protecting people, improving the standard of living for local communities and providing them with alternatives to logging and agriculture. Pacajai meets seven of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, including education, health, employment and the empowerment of vulnerable groups. 

Now, locals can generate income and preserve their community culture through the sustainable development of non-wood products and take advantage of agroforestry systems that ensure food security. 

123,000 hectares protected for Amazonian flora and fauna
9.6 million tonnes of CO2 emissions avoided over 40 years
500 families benefitting from water and CO2 filters
37 jobs created in the Para community
New schools - All new schools being rebuilt with internet access
Health services - Virtual health clinics established to reduce community travel
Community food – Free honey and acai fruit for the local population