Major Cobenefit
Cobenefits Related
Project Type
VCS + CCB Gold
Verra Registry


The Madre de Dios project is empowering native indigenous tribes and other local communities in nearby areas, in order to increment their income through sustainable activities.

The initiatives to be supported by Madre de Dios were elaborated with the participation of the communities themselves. They are: (i) improvement of handicraft production; (ii) development of sustainable and high-yield latex production; (iii) development of agroforestry systems in rural communities that would otherwise deforest to subsist – the main crop will be cocoa in association with native forestry species; (iv) implementation of ecotourism circuits.

Project Description

The Madre de Dios Amazon REDD Project consists of 100.000 hectares of rainforest, located in the Peruvian Amazon, only 400 km from the historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu, the “Lost City of the Incas”. The area is located less than 30 km to the side of the new inter-oceanic road that has recently united Brazil with the Peruvian ports. The project is within the region that belongs to the Ecological Corridor Vilcabamba-Amboró, one of the world’s greatest biodiversity hotspots.

This charismatic boutique project will dramatically reduce deforestation in the Peruvian Amazon and protect the habitat of endangered species and the livelihood of local indigenous communities who rely on the forest for their survival.

Where does your money go?

When buying carbon credits of this project you are supporting , sponsoring , financing and making possible the reduction of greenhouse gases and various initiatives in the social scope , environmental and economic as the following:

Social benefits

  • Financing , empowerment and full support for native indigenous tribes and rural communities to implement and conduct environmentally friendly production activities;
  • Infrastructure and services to indigenous and rural communities, such as: electricity generators, computers, health care, emergencies assistance - in case of such as the floods for example.

Environmental benefits

  • Preservation of part of the Ecological Corridor Vilcabamba-Amboró, one of the world’s greatest biodiversity hotspots;
  • Protection of 35 endangered species;
  • Improvement of water quality by erosion control and pollution filtration.

Economic benefits

  • Training and employment of 452 people: all people received a total of 24 courses in the themes forest monitoring, safety, social issues and health;
  • Contribution to the sustainable development of indigenous communities and rural producers living in the buffer zone of the project.
Amount of CO2e 25072135
Number of Beneficiaries 0
Forest Hectares Protected 45385