766 Canopy Mahogany Reforestation

Property 102

Preserve a precious tract of endangered rainforest.

Acres/Hectares: 1540 hectares / 3805 acres

Price: $5,900,000

Listing ID: #102

Location: 120 miles from Belem

Land Location

120 miles from Belem Brazil on paved road

Property #102 borders 2 major rivers : Agua Azul and Caracatua

High BR-010 km-63

Latitude 02°11’09,16 S / Longitude 47°32’32,02”W

About the Land

324 square meter/3500 sq foot farm house with 10 rooms and outdoor kitchen area. Some smaller spring fed streams originate within the property.

This property 25 years ago was a barren field and was purchased by the current owner to replanted with 740,000 trees of various species including:

• 950 Spanish cedar
• 80,000 ipe
• 52,000 genuine mahogany
• 4,000 jatoba
• 430,000 eucalyptus
• 2,900 sumauma
• 2000 faveira
• 20,000 freijo
• 125,000 parica
• 1050 copaiba

In the 25 years since replanting the new forest has continued to diversify with other tree species, plant and wildlife of all kinds. As this forest matures the diversity of new plant and animal life will accelerate.

 

History

Acquired from 1991, the Reforestation of Tramontina Belém S.A, located in the county of Aurora do Pará-PA, has 1,500 ha of area with rich biodiversity, housing several species of Amazonian fauna and flora, in addition to a widely recovered ecosystem. Formerly a pasture area, Tramontina Belém started a major project to recover degraded areas, enriching the legal reserve with native species beyond planting in an area of ​​alternative land use and creating a beneficial microclimate for local thermal reduction, as well as like capturing carbon from the atmosphere. With springs on its property of the Água Azul stream, it has a permanent preservation area, essential for the preservation of water resources, landscape, biodiversity, soil protection, among other benefits to the environment. The area is still inserted in the water body of another stream, the Caratateua, which has extensive water flow, properly preserved and rich in biological diversity. Currently a conservation area, it has several agroforestry potentials, in addition to rich soil in minerals. Along the BR 010 highway, activities such as agriculture and livestock have developed significantly and brought several benefits to the region, mainly in neighboring municipalities, such as the green municipality-Paragominas / PA.

 

Fauna

The Northeast of Pará underwent an initial occupation process in the late 1950s, when the BR-010 Highway (Belém-Brasília) was built. As a consequence, there was a negative impact on the traditional regional fauna, at the time represented by species such as the Jaguar (Panthera Onca), Deer (Mazama Americana), Coati (Nasua nasua), Sloth (Bradypus variegatus), among others. The animals gradually disappeared due to slash-and-burn agriculture, followed by the appearance of pastures.

Reforestation, together with the adoption of techniques for regeneration and maintenance of fragments of native forests, enabled the return of species that were part of the regional primitive fauna. In addition, there are procedures adopted by Tramontina Belém S/A to protect and maintain fauna, which are:
o Prohibition of hunting and/or gathering of wild animals;

  • Execution of an environmental awareness program with employees and with the inhabitants of the surroundings;
  • Encouraging the natural revegetation process;
  • Planting and maintenance of fruit trees and others trees species that provide food and provide shelter for fauna;
  • Management of the reforested area with technical standarts that ensure economic viability in line with nature’s sustainability mechanisms

 

Streams

The farm, located in Aurora do Pará, has two streams in its extension, known as Caratateua and Água azul.

From springs on property 102, the stream Água Azul has a considerable extension along its course, with permanent preservation areas around it. It has several species of fish, reptiles and amphibians, guaranteeing ample biological reserve, thus contributing to the maintenance of the local ecosystem. As it is a non-humanized area, it has drinking water in its entire length, flowing into the Caratateua stream.

The Caratateua stream is extensive, having its springs outside the property, and intercepts it to a small extent. It also has a specific ecosystem, with the presence of animals of various species, in addition to a unique landscape. Its course is largely preserved (permanent preservation area), with great presence of flora from the
region (trees, shrubs, palms, among others), flowing into the Capim River.