Alto Mayo Conservation Initiative
Conservation International is working together with the Peruvian Government, as part of the Alto Mayo Conservation Initiative, to provide sustainable economic opportunities to local families in the area, while protecting a critical watershed that supports the 240,000 inhabitants of the Alto Mayo Basin, and safeguarding the Alto Mayo Protected Forest, home to over 1,000 unique species, including rare birds, amphibians, plants, orchids and the Yellow-tailed wooly monkey that are native to Peru.
The Alto Mayo Conservation Initiative is addressing the main causes of deforestation in the area by working directly with local communities. Over 200 families have pledged not to cut down the Alto Mayo’s trees, in return for agricultural training and other benefits, such as educational materials and medical supplies. One example of the Initiative’s progress in the community, thus far, has been technical assistance and training in organic coffee production by qualified professionals for coffee farmers within the community.
The Alto Mayo Conservation Initiative project was successfully validated under the Verified Carbon Standard and the Climate, Community and Biodiversity Standards through an independent audit of the project’s design and methodology.
This is an emission reduction project that has been sponsored by Sustainable Travel InternationalVerification: The Verified Carbon Standard & The Climate Community and Biodiversity Alliance Crediting Period: 2009-2018
Projected Annual Emission Reductions: 515,250