Philippine Peñablanca Sustainable Reforestation Project
7,269 acres (2,943 hectares)
Philippines – northern Luzon Island
Conservation International and Toyota Motor Corporation
Validated conformance with the Climate, Community and Biodiversity Standards, 2nd Ed., Gold Level: December 20th, 2009 – December 19th 2014 (RA-VAL-CCB-011180)
The project, located within the Peñablanca Protected Landscape and Seascape, involves reforesting degraded lands in five barangays (districts) in the Municipality of Peñablanca, Province of Cagayan. Containing both tenured and untenured lands, the project, which will occur over a 30-year period, has as its primary goal the promotion of forest restoration, forest and biodiversity conservation, and improved livelihoods through reforestation, enhancement planting, and agro-forestry. The project site is home to several endemic, threatened species including the country's national bird, the Philippine eagle, the Crown Flying Fox, and Gray's Monitor Lizard. By increasing habitat for these species and thus helping to protect their presence in the Peñablanca region, the project was awarded validation to the Climate, Community and Biodiversity Standards' "Gold Level."