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The Chocó-Darién Conservation Corridor

The Chocó-Darién Corridor is a REDD+ project that been verified by both the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) and the Climate, Community and Biodiversity Alliance (CCBA). Located on 9,910 hectares of cloud forest in the Darien Region of Colombia, Chocó-Darién is the first REDD+ project developed in South America and the world’s first REDD+ project to be issued credits for conservation activities carried out on a community-owned, collective land title.

The additionally of this project comes from the creation of a fund that will establish alternatives to  conversion threats from livestock, agriculture, and logging in the corridor. In total 14 different initiatives will benefit from the fund that must adhere to either building capacity effective management to enforce conservation of the land or developing economic alternatives and incentives to conversion. Implementation of the project will create forty full and part time jobs in the community and at least 50% of net profits will be invested in alternative livelihoods development for local populations. The corridor contains two world heritage sites with at least 86 locally known endemic species. The Project Design Document can be found here.

This is an emissions reduction project that has been sponsored by Sustainable Travel International

Verification: Verified Carbon Standard, Climate Community and Biodiversity Alliance Crediting Period: 2010 – 2040 Projected Annual Emission Reductions: 100,000