About EBCF (BRAZIL)

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 which are endemic to the Amazon. The diverse ecosystem contains priceless and essential resources for human existence and longevity. It is a vital world treasure that must be protected and proactively sustained.

MISSION STATEMENT:

EBCF - EMPRESA BRASILEIRA DE CONSERVACAO DE FLORESTAS S.A (Brazilian Rainforest Conservation Company) is a SOCIAL ENTERPRISE with a purpose driven mission designed to CREATE and MANAGE PRIVATE RESERVES FOR THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT in order to PROTECT and PROMOTE;

- Environmental services, products and activities
- Rainforest conservation
- Its biodiversity protection
- Sustainable development of traditional local people
- CO2 emissions reduction

VISION:

EBCF (BR) understands that individuals, private organizations and private owners of native forests must join forces to be part of the solution against deforestation, poverty and climate change in the Amazon Rainforest

LEGACY:

To be a success business model that is sustainable, financial and economically viable so that other forest owners can promote the conservation and not destruction of its forests.

Partners

EBCF S.A. - BRAZIL

EBCF - EMPRESA BRASILEIRA DE CONSERVACAO DE FLORESTAS S.A (Brazilian Rainforest Conservation Company) is a SOCIAL ENTERPRISE with a purpose driven mission to CREATE and MANAGE PRIVATE RESERVES FOR THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT in order to PROTECT and PROMOTE:

- Environmental Assets, services, products
- Rainforest conservation
- Its biodiversity protection
- Sustainable development of traditional local people
- CO2 emissions reduction

AMAZON ROOTS LLC

Social enterprise with purpose driven mission to produce and distribute organic and natural Amazonian based products for the superfood, beverage, nutraceutical, cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries.

EBCF AMAZON PROTECTION FOUNDATION - USA

The Amazon Protection Foundation is a purpose-driven, not-profit organization created to promote EBCF’s mission and fight:

- Polution
- Global Warming
- Climate Change
- Poverty
- Deforestation
- Destruction of Biodiversity

EBCF AMAZONIANS GREEN ASSETS - SWITZERLAND

EBCF's financial company with the purpose to create our cryptocurrency (the AMAZONIANS GREEN COIN) designed as a mean of payment. The contributions will support the development of EBCF and its partners such as UNESCO in their efforts to preserve the environment.

EBCF Amazon Protection Switzerland S.A.

Our Marketplace and Payment Gateway platform (B2B and B2C) to promote eco-friendly brands and sell their products & services to benefit our Forests, Cities and Rivers according to the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

EBCF’s mosaic of sustainable reserves

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 out of a mosaic of seven separate properties, that cover 14,452 hectares (35,712 acres) of primary forest. It 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 -were licensed by the Brazilian Governments in 2016.

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

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.