Madre de Dios Amazon REDD porject is located less than 30 km to the side of the new Interoceanic Road that will connect Brazil with the Peruvian ports in the region that belongs to the Vilcabamba-Amboró Ecological Corridor, in the Peruvian Amazon. The project consists of 100,000 hectares of rainforest and is one of the global biodiversity hotspots. The type of forest where the project is located is very important in terms of conservation of biodiversity, providing habitat for four tropical species and eleven wildlife species in danger of extinction.
The presence of the new road has significantly increased immigration to the area, and current resources are not sufficient to cover the entire area management, which implies that there is no adequate monitoring and surveillance to prevent the invasion of migrant farmers and illegal loggers, losing as a result large areas of forest, to the detriment of biodiversity conservation.
From a social point of view, the project will contribute to sustainable development of rural producers and indigenous communities living in the surrounding areas by financing productive projects environmentally friendly. Moreover, vulnerability of these productive projects from external factors (such as deforestation and degradation) will be reduce through field patrols and satellite monitoring.
Without project scenario projected the loss of 112,500 hectares in the next ten years within the area of influence. Thus, it is expected that deforestation avoided by the project will generate almost 9,500,000 carbon credits over a period of ten years.
Given the integration of social, economic and environmental benefits, this project reached the “Gold” level of Certification Climate, Community & Biodiversity Alliance (CCBA).