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Silvador Climate Action

Country

Romania

Project type

Agriculture Forestry and Other Land Use

Methodology

VM0012

project story

Our project also holds FSC and SDVISta certifications, meaning we can offer corporations seeking to offset their emissions and achieve their ESG goals, high-quality carbon credits that deliver real impact.

We are a dedicated group of local Romanian investors, united by our profound respect for the environment and our shared commitment to sustainable investment. Our focus lies in natural capital, harnessing the abundant resources provided by nature itself, with a special emphasis on our nation’s vast and beautiful forests.

Understanding the immense value of these woodlands not only as a source of timber but also as a priceless reservoir of biodiversity and a crucial carbon sink, we have developed a pioneering forest carbon project. This initiative acknowledges that forests are an irreplaceable asset, playing a vital role in the global fight against climate change.

As local investors, we are intimately aware of the regional environmental and socio-economic conditions, leveraging this knowledge to maximize the potential of our investments. We also believe in forging strong relationships with local communities, supporting them to maintain their traditional ways of life, all while enabling them to benefit from the new opportunities emerging from the growing carbon market.

project area

These areas, blessed with rich biodiversity and stunning natural beauty, offer the perfect setting for our sustainable investment endeavor.

As part of our long-term strategy, we plan to expand our forest carbon project to other properties we own in different counties across Romania. Our vast land holdings give us the unique opportunity to implement sustainable forest management practices on a large scale, amplifying the beneficial impacts of our project.

We believe that the successful execution of this expansion will not only increase the size of our carbon sink but also foster biodiversity, bolster local economies, and encourage rural development. By widening our project’s scope, we will also help to disseminate sustainable practices and awareness of natural capital across the entire country.

carbon sequestration

The Silvador Climate Action will reduce net GHG emissions through the elimination of harvesting in the project area, thereby converting logged forests to protected forests.

The project area is a forest ecosystem with an abundance of fauna and plants that can help a carbon-based initiative by increasing the overall carbon sequestration potential of the forest. Trees and plants absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere during photosynthesis, converting it into organic carbon compounds that are stored in the plant’s tissues. This process is a natural way of reducing the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and is known as carbon sequestration.

By stopping timber harvest within the project area, an estimated 374.552 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (tCO2e) will be reduced from the atmosphere during the life of the project.

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biodiversity
and project impact

A diverse range of plant and animal species in a forest ecosystem can promote healthy soil, which in turn increases the ability of the soil to sequester carbon. Healthy soils are able to store more carbon because of their high organic matter content, which comes from decomposing plant and animal material.

Furthermore, the presence of certain plant species can also enhance carbon sequestration. For example, some tree species have a higher carbon sequestration potential than others due to their growth rate and ability to store carbon in their tissues for long periods.

By implementing sustainable forest management practices, we ensure that the forest is managed in a way that protects and enhances biodiversity.

Biodiversity is an essential component of healthy and thriving forests, and it’s an important focus of the Silvador Climate Action. The forestland included in the project is home to a diverse array of plant and animal species, ranging from the towering trees that provide a canopy for the forest floor to the tiny insects that live in the soil.

Some of the species that can be found in our forest include bears, wolves, lynx, and deer, as well as smaller mammals like foxes, badgers, and squirrels. There are also numerous bird species, including owls, and hawks.

The forest is home to a variety of tree species, including oak, beech, and hornbeam, as well as many shrubs, wildflowers, and other plants. The diversity of plant life in the forest provides habitat and food for many of the animals that live there.

trees

Oak Trees

The oak trees of the Subcarpathians region in Romania are known for their remarkable biodiversity. These trees provide habitats for a vast array of wildlife species, from birds and insects to mammals and reptiles. The oak trees also help to support the delicate balance of the forest ecosystem, promoting soil health and water retention.

Our project initiative in the Subcarpathians region is dedicated to preserving and enhancing the biodiversity of oak trees. By implementing sustainable forestry practices and using innovative technologies, we ensure that the oak trees in our project area thrive, providing important habitats for wildlife and supporting the overall health of the forest ecosystem.

Hornbeam Trees
Hornbeam trees

Hornbeam is a deciduous tree species that plays a significant role in the biodiversity of the Subcarpathian forests. Its dense and bushy crown provides shelter and food for a variety of wildlife species, such as birds and insects. Furthermore, hornbeam has been used for centuries in traditional medicine due to its anti-inflammatory and astringent properties. Its bark and leaves have been used to treat various ailments, including fevers, diarrhea, and skin rashes.

Hornbeam trees play an important role in carbon sequestration, as they are capable of absorbing large amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and storing it in their biomass and in the soil beneath it.

By promoting the growth and protection of hornbeam and other tree species in the Subcarpathian forests, the carbon sequestration initiative not only helps combat climate change but also supports the sustainable use of natural resources for medicinal purposes.

Beech Trees

Beech trees (Fagus sylvatica) are another important species found in the forestland included in the project. These trees can reach up to 40 meters in height and can live for several centuries. They play a significant role in the carbon sequestration process, as they can store large amounts of carbon in their biomass and soil.

Beech trees are also valued for their medicinal properties. The leaves, bark, and buds of the tree contain compounds that have been traditionally used to treat a variety of ailments, including respiratory and digestive issues. In addition to their medicinal value, beech trees provide habitat for a wide range of wildlife, including birds, mammals, and insects. Their

Birch Trees
Spring in the birch grove

Birch trees (Betula spp.) are a common deciduous tree species found in the Subcarpathian forests. They are known for their distinctive white bark, which peels off in thin, papery sheets. Birch trees play an important role in carbon sequestration, as they are capable of storing significant amounts of carbon in their biomass and in the soil. Additionally, they are important sources of biodiversity, providing habitats for a variety of wildlife such as birds, insects, and small mammals.

In terms of medicinal properties, birch leaves have been used in traditional medicine for centuries to treat a range of ailments, including urinary tract infections and rheumatism. Birchbark is also a rich source of betulin, a compound that has been found to have anti-inflammatory, antitumor, and anti-viral properties. These medicinal properties have made birch trees a valuable resource for both traditional and modern medicine.

flora

Matricaria chamomilla
chamomile Matricaria

Also known as German chamomile, it is a medicinal herb commonly found in the Subcarpathian forests of Romania. It has small, white flowers and a pleasant, fruity aroma. The dried flowers of chamomile are often used to make tea, which is known for its calming and soothing properties. In addition to its use as a tea, chamomile has also been traditionally used to treat digestive issues, anxiety, and skin irritations.

Wild garlic
Wild Garlic, fauna

Also known as Allium ursinum, it is a perennial herb that grows abundantly in the understory of the forests in the Subcarpathians region of Romania. Its leaves and bulbs are edible and have been used for culinary and medicinal purposes for centuries. In addition to its culinary and medicinal uses, wild garlic also plays an important ecological role as it provides habitat for various insects and wildlife. Our forest initiative aims to protect and preserve the natural habitat of wild garlic and other flora species in the region, to ensure the long-term survival of these valuable plants.

Bellflower
Bellflower

Campanula napuligera, also known as the Carpathian bellflower, is a species of bellflower endemic to the Carpathian Mountains, including the Subcarpathians region of Romania. It is a delicate plant that requires specific conditions to thrive, and its presence is an indicator of a healthy and diverse ecosystem. By preserving the natural environment of the Subcarpathians, we are helping to ensure the continued existence of this beautiful and important plant species.

Pulmonaria officinalis
Flowers lungwort

The genus name comes from the Latin pulmo meaning lung and was first used by Leonhart Fuchs (1501–1566), a German physician and one of the three founding fathers of botany. The species was named officinalis by Carl Linnaeus for the medical properties of these plants, used since the Middle Ages to treat coughs and diseases of the chest, because of the doctrine of signatures whereby Christian doctors believed that plants that resemble any body part could be used to treat illnesses in this part since God put his signature in the plant to guide mankind.

Peony - protected species
wild peony flower

Paeonia triternata, also known as the three-leaf peony, is a flowering plant species found in the subcarpathian forests of Romania. It is a medicinal plant that has been traditionally used in herbal medicine to treat various ailments such as menstrual cramps, inflammation, and infections.

In the context of the carbon sequestration initiative in the subcarpathian forests, the presence of Paeonia triternata highlights the importance of preserving biodiversity in the area. The plant provides habitat and food for various species, including pollinators such as bees and butterflies. The carbon sequestration efforts in the forest also help maintain healthy soil conditions, which are essential for the growth and reproduction of Paeonia triternata and other plant species. Overall, the preservation of Paeonia triternata and other flora in the subcarpathian forests is crucial for maintaining a healthy ecosystem and promoting sustainable development.

Bilberry
Wild berries

Vaccinium myrtillus, commonly known as bilberry, is a species of shrub that is native to the forests of Romania. The plant produces small, blue-black berries that are packed with antioxidants and other beneficial nutrients. Vaccinium myrtillus plays an important role in promoting biodiversity and supporting the ecosystem of the forest. The shrub provides food and habitat for a variety of animals, including birds and small mammals, and its presence helps to maintain the health and productivity of the forest ecosystem. In addition, the berries of Vaccinium myrtillus can be harvested and used in a variety of medicinal and culinary applications, making it a valuable resource for local communities. 

Snowdrop
Snowdrops

Galanthus nivalis, commonly known as snowdrop, is a small, white flowering plant that grows in the Subcarpathian forests of Romania. It is an early spring bloomer, often seen poking through the snow, and is considered a symbol of hope and renewal. In addition to its beauty, snowdrop has medicinal properties and has been used for centuries to treat various ailments such as headaches, fevers, and respiratory infections. 

Hellebore
In the spring forest bloom Helleborus purpurascens

Helleborus Purpurascens, also known as the purple hellebore, is a beautiful flowering plant that grows in the subcarpathian forests of Romania. This herbaceous perennial plant is valued for its medicinal properties and has been used in traditional medicine to treat various ailments. It thrives in the moist, shady areas of the forest and its beautiful, purple flowers bloom in the spring, providing a stunning display of color amidst the lush greenery. 

St. John's Wort
St John's Worth

The first medicinal herb found in Romanian forests is the St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum), which has been used for centuries for its medicinal properties. It is believed to have anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effects, as well as being used as a natural antidepressant. The plant contains hypericin, a natural chemical compound that is responsible for its therapeutic effects, and it can be found in the form of capsules, tinctures, teas, and creams. It is a popular natural remedy for treating various ailments, including depression, anxiety, and nerve pain.

Boletus Edulis
King bolete, penny bun, porcino or cep (Boletus edulis)

Boletus Edulis, commonly known as the "King Bolete" or "Porcino," is a highly prized and sought-after mushroom that grows in the forests of the Subcarpathians. This species is known for its delicious taste and nutritional value, and has been an important food source for local communities for centuries. As part of our forest initiative, we are working to promote the growth and protection of Boletus Edulis and other edible mushroom species by implementing sustainable forest management practices. By ensuring the long-term viability of these valuable forest resources, we are helping to preserve the biodiversity and cultural heritage of the region, while also providing economic opportunities for local communities.

fauna

Brown bears
A brown bear in a grassy field with autumn-colored trees in the background, highlighting the beauty of wildlife in the fall.

The brown bear (Ursus arctos) is an iconic species that is highly representative of the Silvador Climate Action forest carbon project due to its presence in the project's forest land. As an apex predator, the brown bear plays a vital role in maintaining the ecological balance of the forest ecosystem. By protecting the habitat of the brown bear, the project is also protecting the habitats of other species that coexist with this keystone species. Moreover, brown bears require large, contiguous areas of forest to survive, making their presence a sign of healthy and connected forest ecosystems.

Ural owl

The Subcarpathian forests of Romania are home to a diverse range of species, including a variety of owl species. The Strix Uralensis, commonly known as the Ural owl, is the most representative owl species for the Silvador Climate Action forest carbon project. This is because the Ural owl's habitat can be found within the project forest land, making it an indicator species for the forest's health and biodiversity. The Ural owl is also a good indicator of forest ecosystem stability, as it requires a mix of mature and old-growth forests to thrive.

This includes preserving old-growth forest patches that are important nesting sites for owls and ensuring that the forest is managed in a sustainable manner that supports the prey species of owls.

Red deer

The Silvador Climate Action forest carbon project is not only a vital tool for combating climate change, but also a sanctuary for a diverse array of wildlife, including red deer and roe deer. These iconic species rely on the forest land of the carbon project for their habitat, making them an essential component of the forest ecosystem. Their presence in the project's forest land is a sign of the forest's ecological health and integrity. As herbivores, red deer and roe deer or Cervus elaphus play a crucial role in maintaining the balance of the forest ecosystem by helping to control plant growth and promoting biodiversity. Moreover, their survival depends on the availability of suitable habitat, which in turn, requires the protection of the forest and its resources.

SDG and ESG

The Silvador Climate Action contributes significantly to the achievement of several UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):

Responsible Consumption and Production

By promoting sustainable forest management practices, Silvador encourages responsible use of natural resources. Our educational programs empower local communities to adopt eco-friendly practices, reducing waste and resource depletion.

Climate
Action

The main objective of the project is to actively combat climate change by focusing on reforestation and forest preservation as effective measures to sequester carbon, thereby directly aligning with the targets outlined in Sustainable Development Goal 13.

Life
on Land

Our initiative conserves and restores terrestrial ecosystems, promoting biodiversity and safeguarding endangered species. By working with local communities, we also combat deforestation and protect habitats for future generations.

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Silvador Climate Action

Purchasing carbon credits from us allows corporations to achieve their ESG targets holistically by supporting a project that contributes to multiple SDGs. This investment not only helps to mitigate climate change, but also strengthens their commitment to social and environmental responsibility.

project partners

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Silvador Climate Action was implemented by acquiring and protecting 1,538 hectares of natural forest in Romania and implementing the advanced forest management methodology VM0012, devised by the VERRA organization.

You can find more information about the project by accessing the following link.

VERRA was founded in 2007 by environmental and business leaders who recognized the need for higher quality assurance in voluntary carbon markets. They now manage the world’s largest voluntary carbon market program, the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS), along with a suite of other programs, incubating new ideas to generate significant social and environmental value at scale and promoting the use of these programs globally. VERRA also sets global standards for climate and sustainable development actions.

Carbon credits are used to offset emissions and achieve ESG (Environmental Social Governance) goals. They represent an innovative solution for corporations aiming to reduce their carbon footprint through emission offsetting.

The forest owners are Forest Capital SRL and Silvador Company SRL, both owned by Romanian individuals.

The project and the issuance of carbon credits run for a period of 30 years.

The project encompasses 11 individual natural-mixed forests, characterized by rich fauna and flora, forming an extremely diverse natural ecosystem.

Forests are monitored using advanced technologies such as drones, terrestrial laser scanning, and satellite imagery, all integrated into GIS (Geographic Information System) systems. These technologies enable precise forest mapping, digital inventory, and detailed 3D analysis for efficient and sustainable forest resource monitoring.

Carbon credits can be purchased by corporations interested in holistically achieving their ESG goals by supporting a project that contributes to multiple Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This investment not only helps combat climate change but also strengthens their commitment to social responsibility and the environment.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aim to transform our world. They are a call to action to end poverty and inequality, protect the planet, and ensure that all people enjoy health, justice, and prosperity.
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Our forest carbon capture project is rooted in the sublime landscapes on the edge of the Carpathian Mountains in Romania, specifically in the hilly areas of Dâmbovița and Buzău counties.

The project offsets a total of approximately (12,082 tons/year × 30 years) 374,552 tons of CO2 over a period of 30 years.

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