Chocó-Darién Conservation Corridor REDD+ Project, Colombia

Project Summary:

 

  • 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.

 

 

 

 

Co-Benefits:

 

  • 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.

 

Project Standards:

 

Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) and Climate, Community, and Biodiversity (CCB) Standard (triple-gold)

 

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