Allcot | This project protects 100,000 hectares of rainforest located in the Peruvian Amazon, just 400 km from the historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu.
Forestry and Land Use
€5 / tonne
The Madre de Dios Amazon REDD Project is a Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) project and consists of 100.000 hectares of rainforest, located in the Peruvian Amazon, only 400 km from the historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu, the "Lost City of the Incas". The project area is located less than 30 km to the side of the new inter-oceanic road that will unite Brazil with the Peruvian ports, in the region that belongs to the Vilcabamba-Ambor Conservation Corridor in the Peruvian Amazon, one of the world biodiversity hotspots.
The project has two main goals: First, it reduces the pressure for lands with agricultural and cattle ranching purposes by the local population in the project area and its buffer zone. Second, it guarantees the sustainable forestry management of both timber concessions through the implementation of an avoided deforestation project that helps to generate higher economical resources for the management of the area.
The Madre de Dios Amazon REDD Projects register under Climate, Community & Biodiversity Standards (CCB). It means that the project creates and guarantees net positive benefits for climate change mitigation, for local communities and for biodiversity.