Floresta Viva has worked to restore degraded lands within the Serra do Conduru State Park (PESC) since 2009. This year, the SOS Mata Atlântica Foundation invited IFV to be a partner in the Future Forest Project of Southern Bahia. IFV was responsible for planting 100,000 seedlings in PESC, and the initiative led to the construction of the Viveiro (Nursery). IFV also planted another 25,000 seedlings within PESC to neutralize the carbon emissions emissions of the Summer Festival of Salvador (BA).
From 2009 to 2011 a partnership between IFV and the Public Ministry NUMA – Núcleo Mata Atlântica-Bahia restored 100 hectares of PESC land. A partnership with SEMA (Environment Secretariat of the State of Bahia) led to the planting of 30,000 seedlings within PESC for sequestering the CO2 emissions in the State of Bahia (Global Bahia Forest project).
Carbon neutralization or compensation is the process by which native trees are planted in areas of relevant ecological interest to sequester CO2. Carbon sequestration is part of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) proposed in the Climate Convention, approved in Rio 92 and ratified by hundreds of countries in the Kyoto Treaty (1997). It aims to reverse the accumulation of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and decrease greenhouse gas prevalence (GHG). Source: GHG Protocol Brazil.