Scolel Te

Project Type: 

Reforestation

Area: 

2,500 acres (1,000 hectares) 

Location(s): 

Mexico -- Central and Northern Chiapas and Northeast Oaxaca 

Developer(s): 

AMBIO 

Report: 
Rainforest Alliance Evaluation: 

Verified conformance with Plan Vivo Monitoring Protocols, April 2007 – 2008; Verified conformance with Plan Vivo Monitoring Protocols, May 2008- 2009.

Scolel Te is a project that aims to sequester carbon within restoration forests and agroforestry systems and enhance the livelihoods of rural farming communities in Mexico. It is a registered Plan Vivo project that involves hundreds of producers who are implementing Plan Vivo technical specifications on their small landholdings. The reforestation and agroforestry systems that the project promotes are designed to capture more carbon than what would be found in baseline conditions of pastureland, scrubland, degraded forests or the traditional cropping of corn and beans.