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The Amazon basin stretches over 8 million square kilometers. Inaccessibility provides effective protection for invaluable habitats for animals and plants. Madre de Dios province in the East of Peru is a prime example of this remoteness. Scientists estimate that 10% of the animal species in the area are still unknown.

Since August 2011, the Interoceanic Highway cuts through the region. It is more than 2,600 kilometres long and connects the Brazilian part of the Amazon to the Pacific coast. Experience in past decades shows that with improved accessibility, deforestation for agriculture and illegal logging will follow suit. The concessions stretch over 100,000 hectares covered by dense rainforest. Effective surveillance of this area to prevent illegal dwelling and destructive forest use is only possible with the support of carbon certificate revenues.

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Sustainable Forestry in the Amazon basin in Madre de Dios Province

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Key Facts

Location:
Madre de Dios, Peru
Project type:
REDD+
Project standard:
Verified Carbon Standard & CCBS
Project start date:
January 2009

Total emissions reduction:
660.000t CO2 p.a.

Sustainable Development – The Sustainable Development Goals


While focusing on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, all our projects also generate multiple co-benefits. These are supportive of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

By supporting this project you’ll contribute to the following Sustainable Development Goals:

No poverty:Sustainable forestry management and timber extraction create job opportunities in the local forestry industry and provide income for local communities

Gender equality: Sustainable forestry management and timber extraction create job opportunities in the local forestry industry and provide income for local communities.

Rensponsible consumption and production: Project funds are used to provide training courses for young people.The project also trains local communities in skills such as biodiversity monitoring and forest fire management.

Life on land: Deforestation threatens many species. This project reduces deforestation in the Peruvian Amazon and protects the habitat of endangered species.