Among the Brazilian Amazon states, the State of Amapá has the highest percentage of its territory under some kind of protection—approximately 70%—with 80% of its forests intact. The state has an important forest-based economic sector, extracting both timber and non-timber products (including açai, Brazil nuts, and cipó titica).
The State has initiated a carbon inventory in collaboration with the National Institute for Amazon Research (INPA). INPA has estimated the carbon content in state forests using a combination of field data and empirically developed allometric equations.
Currently, Amapá has no official regulatory framework related to environmental services or REDD+ yet. However, discussions have begun among government, civil society, and academic institutions with respect to developing a formal strategy for environmental services and REDD+.
The government has developed the State Plan for Prevention and Control of Deforestation and Forest Burning (PPCDAP), which aims to curb deforestation through 4 main types of actions: territorial planning, monitoring and control, promotion of sustainable economic activities, and governance and institutional strengthening.