Reduction of Deforestation and Degradation in Tambopata National Reserve and Bahuaja-Sonene National Park within the area of Madre de Dios Region - Peru
Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD)
Madre de Dios, Perú
Validated conformance with the Verified Carbon Standard Version 3: June 21, 2012 (RA-VAL-VCS- 015609).
Validated conformance with the Climate Community and Biodiversity Standards Second Edition, December 2008: June 21, 2012 (RA-VAL-CCB-014919).
Verified conformance with the Verified Carbon Standard Version 3: April 9, 2013 (RA-VER-VCS-017401)
The purpose of this project is to conserve forest against imminent advances in deforestation in the Tambopata National Reserve and the sector of Bahuaja-Sonene National Park located in Madre de Dios region of Peru. Both Natural Protected Areas have a combined area of 573 299 hectares. The project proposes to reduce land-use change pressures by promoting sustainable economic activities and establishing conservation agreements at previously identified critical areas. Both actions are looking forward to consolidate a “barrier” against expansion of economic frontier (agricultural and mining activities), with alliance and permanent coordination with institutions that are currently doing conservation activities in the area.
Madre de Dios is the Amazon region of Peru with the highest rates of biodiversity in the country. This region contains natural habitat of endangered wildlife species such as the black caiman, the eagle harpy, and the giant otter. Economically important forest species such as the brazil nut are also found in this region. Although this region historically has had low levels of deforestation, the significant improvements in accessibility due to the construction of the South Inter-Oceanic Highway is increasing migration and, therefore, changing the use of land and forest degradation.
As demonstrated through the Project’s application of the CCB standards the project comprises benefits for local populations and for biodiversity conservation beyond benefits of GHG emission reductions. With these actions, the project expects to avoid a net emission rate of 454,827 tC02e annually during the first 10 years of the project’s life.