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New Year's Greetings
We wish all of our clients, colleagues, and partners a very happy and successful new year. We are grateful to be part of your past achievements and future goals of using market-based approaches to conserve forests that all life depends upon.  

For the first year, we have developed a comprehensive annual impact report to share the results and goals for our work.  Among the results this year is the 20th validation of a project that TerraCarbon has advised and supported since we began 8 years ago (see our project map and listing). We are also proud of our recertification as B Corp in 2014.

We thank you for the opportunity to support your important work last year and look forward to helping you achieve your conservation goals in 2015.

With warm regards,
The TerraCarbon Team 
Selected Recent Projects
Brookgreen Gardens Improved Forest Management Project
Green Assets has successfully completed the verification of the Brookgreen Gardens Improved Forest Management Project under the California Air Resources Board compliance offset protocol. 

TerraCarbon provided technical support to Green Assets with the initial feasibility study and with the forest inventory and growth and yield modeling required under the compliance protocol.  Read more.
Acre REDD+ Projects 
During the 4th quarter, Carbonfund.org and its subsidiary CarbonCo successfully verified the Purus, Russas and Valparaiso REDD+ projects in Acre, Brazil. All of the projects avoid unplanned deforestation and have been validated under the VCS and CCBA standards. Collectively, more than 600,000 emission reductions were verified. Read more.

TerraCarbon provided project design and monitoring and verification support for each these projects.
TerraCarbon Recertified as a Certified B Corp
TerraCarbon is proud to announce its recertification as a Certified B Corporation. TerraCarbon was first certified in 2012 by B Lab, the non-profit organization behind the B Corp Certification. Today, there are more than 1,000 Certified B Corps from more than 30 countries. Read more.
Projects Seeking Offset Partners
TerraCarbon is currently assisting The Nature Conservancy with marketing the carbon credits from the Rio Bravo Climate Action Project in Belize and the Valdivian Coastal Reserve Project in Chile, and Carbonfund with the marketing of credits from its Russas and Valparaiso REDD+ Projects in Acre, Brazil. Please contact us to learn more.
Rio Bravo Climate Action Project, Belize
The Rio Bravo Climate Action Project is the largest REDD+ project in Belize and sits within the larger Rio Bravo Conservation Management Area, the second largest protected area in the country.  The project, managed by Programme for Belize and The Nature Conservancy, protects threatened tropical rainforest and hundreds of species of plants and animals, including one most plentiful populations of jaguar in Central America. Read more about this project.
Valdivia Coastal Reserve Climate Action Project, Chile
The Valdivia Coastal Reserve Climate Action project is the first registered and largest REDD+ project in Chile.  It involves the protection of threatened ancient temperate rainforest which contains numerous endemic plants and animals including one of the world's smallest deer, one of the world's largest woodpeckers, and the critically endangered Darwin's fox.  Read more about this project.
Russas and Valparaiso REDD+ Projects, Acre, Brazil
The Russas and Valparaiso REDD projects protect nearly 70,000 hectares (170,000+ acres) of pristine Amazon rainforest in the western state of Acre in Brazil. The projects, certified to the VCS and CCB standards, aim to reduce deforestation by working with communities to improve agricultural practices, increase forest monitoring, and provide incentives for conservation. Read more about these projects.
TerraCarbon LLC is  is a leading advisory firm that develops and implements market-based solutions for conservation. We are a proud to be a Certified B Corporation. Learn more.
Forest Carbon Market News
Turning over a New Leaf: State of the Forest Carbon Markets 2014 from EcoSystem Marketplace.
The Future Climate of Amazonia from Antonio Nobre of IPAM (inspiring!).
Rainforests: 10 things to watch in 2015 from Mongabay.
REDD+ MRV Manual from USAID FCMC program.
Improving grassroots equity in forests and climate change context: a training manual from RECOFTC.

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