Madre de Dios Amazon REDD Project

The Madre de Dios Amazon REDD Project 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 area is located less than 30 km to the side of the new inter-oceanic road that has recently united Brazil with the Peruvian ports. The project is within the region that belongs to the Ecological Corridor Vilcabamba-Amborá, one of the world's greatest biodiversity hotspots. This charismatic project will dramatically reduce deforestation in the Peruvian Amazon and protect the habitat of endangered species and the livelihood of local indigenous communities who rely on the forest for their survival. Madre de Dios Amazon REDD Project has been verified according to the VCS Standard for the 5th consecutive year and has been also verified according to the CCB Standard achieving Gold Level.

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Project Details

Project type:
REDD- Avoided Unplanned Deforestation
Iñapari, Madre de Dios Peru
Project developer(s) or entities involved:
Greenoxx NGO
Project status:
Contact details:
Silvia Gomez Caviglia
Greenoxx NGO
598 26040869

Project size:
100,000 hectares
Total actual emissions reductions:
6,556,257 tCO2e
Estimated annual emissions reductions:
[None Listed]
Voluntary carbon markets
Official project start date:
Standard(s) and project area certifications:
Verified Carbon Standard
Climate, Community and Biodiversity Standard (CCB)
Crediting period:
38 years
Seeking additional support from:
Official tenure and land-use rights on the project site(s):
Land use concessions by government or private entity
Co-benefits of the project to people or ecosystems:
Climate change adaptation
Watershed protection
Endangered species protection
In-kind livelihood benefits
Targeted benefits to vulnerable and/or marginalize groups
Training and/or capacity building
Direct employment
More about the project's co-benefits:
More than 450 were employed by the project in 2015, 200 of them women. A total of 370 people were trained in skills such as biodiversity monitoring, business skills, carbon accounting/management, and forest fire management. Community benefits included the development of handcrafts and ecotourism projects. The Madre de Dios project also protected more than a dozen endangered species and provided watershed benefits such as erosion control and reduced sedimentation.
Drivers of deforestation or forest degradation in the project area:
Agriculture (local/subsistence)
Timber logging (illegal)
Project activities that address deforestation or forest degradation:
Sustainable forest management
Sustainable agriculture - smallholder
Afforestation/Reforestation activities
Forest/land cover type:
[None Listed]
Tenure and use rights:
Land use concessions by government or private entity
Species planting mix:
Verification status:
Credit status: