Madre de Dios Amazon Forest Conservation Project

Location: Peru
This verified carbon offsetting project dramatically reduces deforestation and helps to establish sustainable forest management practices.

Project Summary.

Close to the ancient city of Machu Picchu, in the Vilcabamba-Amboro conservation corridor, the construction of an inter-oceanic road uniting Brazil with Peru jeopardises the tropical rainforest and one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots.

This verified carbon standard project tackles the threat of displaced communities and illegal logging by increasing surveillance in the area and establishing sustainable forest management practices. This prevents deforestation and saves precious habitat relied upon by endangered species and tribal communities.

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Aligning with the Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 8: Promote sustained, inclusive economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

All employees of the project are Peruvians and 70% are local to the area to ensure contribution to local employment.

SDG 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Preservation of the rainforest ensures the resilience and sustainability of tribal communities that depend on the forest for survival.

SDG 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change

Preventing deforestation of this area of the Amazon rainforest contributes to emissions reductions to mitigate climate change and helps to preserve a vital carbon sink.

SDG 15: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems and halt biodiversity loss.

Avoiding deforestation protects countless species of indigenous flora and fauna. It also ensures the ongoing survival of animal species, many of which are vulnerable or endangered.

The results

  • 100,000 hectares of Peruvian Amazon rainforest are protected.
  • 35 endangered species are monitored.
  • More than 470 jobs have been created.
  • 100% of employees are Peruvian.
  • 2 native communities (Yine and Huitoto) are protected.
  • 25,072,135 tCO₂e will be saved over the 38-year life of the project.

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