Madre de Dios, Peru –
Preservation of the local rainforest

Protection for an endangered piece of the Amazon from deforestation, road and overexploitation

The Madre de Dios region is part of the Vilcabamba-Amboró Corridor. This is one of the areas with the world's highest biological diversity.

PROJECT FACTS

Dies ist die Landkarte von Südamerika mit Peru.

LOCATION:
Madre de Dios, Peru

PROJECT START:
2009

PROJECT DEVELOPER:
Maderera Río Acre S.A.C. Maderacre (Maderacre), Maderera Río Yaverija S.A.C. (Maderyja), Greenoxx NGO

EXTERNAL CERTIFIER:
SCS Global Services (SCS)
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. (Rainforest Alliance)

QUALITY STANDARDS:
Verified Carbon Standard (VCS), CCBS Gold Level

SIZE OF THE PROTECTED FOREST:
approx. 100,000 hectares

ANNUAL CO22-REDUCTION:
approx. 660.000 t2

PROTECTED ANIMAL AND PLANT SPECIES:
Jaguar, puma, howler monkey, boa, mahogany tree

LINK TO THE PROJECT DOCUMENTS: https://registry.verra.org/app/projectDetail/VCS/844

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Project benefit

  • Combating hunger: sustainable cultivation of cocoa and other agroforst products
  • Promotion of environmental awareness and education of the local population
  • Gender equality: support of an arts and crafts project by women of the Yine tribe
  • Creation of 450 jobs as sustainable alternatives to deforestation
  • Support in the medical, IT and mobility area, emergency assistance in the case of floods
  • Support for the indigenous Yine and other disadvantaged communities
  • Protection of nature through an eco-tourism project
  • Savings of approx. 660,000 tonnes of CO2 per year2
  • Protection of biodiversity in a highly threatened part of the Amazon rainforest
  • Protection of endangered animal and plant species such as jaguar, puma, howler monkey, macaw, boa and mahogany tree
Das Waldschutzprojekt in Madre de Dios schützt die lokal Bevölkerung.Das Waldschutzprojekt in Madre de Dios schützt die lokal Bevölkerung und deren Unterkünfte.Das Waldschutzprojekt in Madre de Dios schützt die lokal Bevölkerung und deren Kultur..

Project background

The Madre de Dios region is part of the Vilcabamba-Amboró corridor, one of the areas with the world's highest biodiversity. In addition to endangered species such as the mahogany tree, jaguar, puma, howler monkey, the boa, and several indigenous tribes live here. However, their valuable habitat is threatened by the Transamazônica road project across Brazil and Peru. This favours immigration into the ecologically sensitive area and related developments such as agriculture.

This leads to massive clearing of the forest, as shown at the finished part of the road in Brazil. Numerous resistances, e.g. environmental and indigenous groups have been able to prevent the completion of the Peruvian sub-trail.

Since 2009, our climate protection project has been protecting approx. 100,000 hectares of land and helps local communities to manage it sustainably.

How does climate protection work with forest protection?

Forests are among the most important CO2-sinks2on the planet. They are are home to an enormous biodiversity and are the basis of life for many people. However, the global forest areas have declined sharply in the last few decades due to increasing settlement, agricultural use, illegal deforestation and increased extraction of raw materials.

Forest protection projects, such as those in Peru, ensure that forests are preserved in the long term and that the protection of forests is higher than that of deforestation. To this end, forest protection projects create alternative sources of income and educational opportunities.

Depending on the project region, forests store different amounts of CO22 per hectare. Especially a lot of carbon is stored in the vegetation and soil of tropical swamp forests, primary rainforests or mangroves.

Every post counts!

Protection of the rainforest
Deforestation and road construction


Promotion of environmental awareness
and the formation of the local population


Protection of biodiversity in
a heavily threatened part
of the Amazon rainforest






Protection of the mahogany tree






Support of the indigenous Yine
and other disadvantaged communities







Valorization of nature
through an eco-tourism project

Contribution to the UN sustainability goals

Das sind die 17 Nachhaltigkeitsziele der United Nations von 2015.

Project Quality Standards

Das ist das logo des Verified Carbon Standard von Verra.

VCS - Verified Carbon Standard

The Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) is the global leading standard for the certification of emission reductions from forest protection projects. These emission reductions must be real, measurable, permanent, additional, audited by independent third parties and calculated conservatively.

Das ist das logo des Climate, Community and Biodiversity Standards von Verra.

Climate, Community and Biodiversity Standards

The Climate, Community and Biodiversity Standards (CCBS) examine the impact of climate protection projects on climate, biodiversity and human rights. The CCBS do not have their own methodology for calculating emission reductions, as they are only used in combination with the VCS.