REDD+ de la Concesión para Conservación Alto Huayabamba (CCAH)

Project Type: 

Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD)

Area: 
50,194 hectares
Location(s): 
San Martin, Peru
Rainforest Alliance Evaluation: 

Validated conformance with the Climate, Community, and Biodiversity Alliance Standards, Second Edition (December 2008): January 10, 2014 (RA-VAL-CCB- 018533).

The REDD+ de la Concesión para Conservación Alto Huayabamba (CCAH) Project is located in the Department of San Martin in the north-central Peru. The project covers an area of ​​50,194 hectares of forested land that is within the Conservation Corridor Abiseo - Condor - Kutukú in the two countries of Ecuador and Peru. This corridor is part of a regional strategy for the conservation and sustainable use of several important ecosystems that are a priority in global scope: the hotspot of biodiversity in the eastern foothills of the Andes and the Great Tropical Wilderness Amazon Area in the Andean Amazonian lowlands.

The overall objective of the project is the conservation of the montane forests of the region by ensuring the protection of its unique biodiversity and ecosystem services they provide while improving the opportunities and living conditions of the population that depend on these forests. The project will focus on four components within the local communities that include; sustainable production activities, education, organization & governance and migration to achieve a comprehensive positive impact, and ensuring forest conservation and improvement in quality of life for the populations that are closely related to them.  The project begins in 2012 and ends in 2047, with a 35-year life that coincides with the concession rights granted to AMPA in 2007 by the Peruvian state. Over the Project life, it is expected that the project activities will reduce 2,293,246.54 tCo2e of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions.