Valdivian Coastal Reserve Climate Action Project, Chile

Project Summary:

 

  • The Valdivian Coastal Reserve (VCR) is part of an ancient temperate rainforest rising from Chile’s southern coastline.
  • With more than half of the world’s temperate rainforests gone, the 50,251 hectare (124,173 acre) VCR is one of the largest of these areas remaining on Earth.
  • The Valdivian Coastal Reserve Climate Action Project involves avoiding planned deforestation and degradation on 1,273 hectares that was planned for conversion to non-native eucalyptus plantations and a coastal highway

 

 

Travel to coastal Chile and the Valdivian Coastal Reserve and learn about what The Nature Conservancy is doing to help protect this rare temperate rainforest...

 

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Co-Benefits:

 

  • Biological treasures in the Reserve include Olivillo trees, living up to 400 years, and Alerce trees, with a lifespan of more than 3,000 years.
  • Wildlife includes: one of the world’s largest woodpeckers; one of the world’s smallest deer called the pudú; at least 58 bird species; and several rare carnivores, such as the southern river otter.
  • The Conservancy has been working closely with neighboring fishing villages and indigenous communities to maintain traditional land uses and to encourage compatible local economic development.

 

Project Standards:

 

Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) Climate, Community, and

Biodiversity (CCB) Standard

 

The Nature Conservancy

 

VCR Update: Fire Prevention

 

Fact Sheet_Valdivian Coastal Reserve Climate Action Project

Fact_Sheet_Proyecto de Acción Climática de Reserva Costera Valdiviana

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