Resource Details

Genesis Forest Project

Project: Project - Nonprofit

Contact Info


  • Ecological Institute
  • Hyundai


Species Info

native species


  • The mission of this project is to reforest and sequester carbon in areas of the Brazilian Cerrado in the state of Tocantins, Brazil.
  • The project is in the Amazonian Region but is in the Brazilian Cerrado Biome.
  • This project began in 2009 and plans to reforest 3,000 acres using the Social Carbon method.
  • The social carbon method is a model for sustainable development which will train local communities, promote the use of non-timber forest products, and provide economically viable alternatives to clearing forest for agriculture.

Geographical Region

  • Amazon Basin
  • Ecosystems

  • Tropical Wet Forest
  • Country

  • Brazil
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    Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute