Chocó-Darién Conservation Corridor REDD+ Project, Colombia
- The Chocó-Darién Conservation Corridor REDD+ project protects more than 13,000 hectares (33,000+ acres) of tropical rain forest in northwest Colombia.
- This area is threatened with deforestation and degradation from cattle ranches, agriculture, and unsustainable logging.
- The project aims to reduce deforestation and degradation by working with communities to improve governance, increase forest patrols, implement sustainable livelihood alternatives, and provide incentives for conservation.
- The project protects a globally recognized biodiversity hotspot that is home to threatened and endangered species like the jaguar, spider monkey, and golden poison dart frog.
- The project will increase employment and the local governance capacities of local Afro-Colombian communities.
- More than 50% of carbon offset proceeds are received by these local communities.
Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) and Climate, Community, and Biodiversity (CCB) Standard (triple-gold)