The Agrocortex project of Brazil both preserves and lightly harvests an area of untouched rainforest in Brazil's most biodiverse region. The project protects an area larger than the entire city of San Francisco. It is verified and registered as an avoided deforestation project, but harvesting does occur on site. However, the project area is owned by a large Brazilian timber company that is committed to sustainable timber harvesting on the project's area. These efforts include harvesting at a reduced rate, replanting native species, and protecting rare species (such as Mahogany).