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.
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.
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: