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Alto Mayo

Project Overview
Type: REDD+, Carbon Reduction
Partner: Conservation International
Region/Country: Peru
Standard: Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) and Climate, Community, & Biodiversity Standard (CCB)

This partnership with Conservation International reaches deep into the Peruvian Andean Amazon, preserving the flora and fauna of this ecologically rich region.

  • By providing essential funding for improved forest management, and through a unique community-based conservation and sustainable farming model involving more than 1,100 families, the project is effectively stemming some of the highest rates of deforestation in Peru’s protected areas.
  • Sixth verification underway for one of Peru’s first nested projects within Peru’s National REDD+ program.
  • The Alto Mayo project conserves 182,000 hectares of ecologically rich fauna and flora in the Peruvian Andean Amazon.

Key Project Impacts

  • 8.4 million metric tons of GHG emissions avoided from entering the atmosphere — equal to removing more than 150,000 cars off the road each year.
  • Provides nearly 500 sustainable jobs.
  • The forest protects streams that supply water to more than 250,000 people in the Alto Mayo basin.

Project Activities


Improved ecosystem resilience and cut deforestation in the protected area by approximately 60%, avoiding 8.4 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions.


Sustainable economic and educational opportunities for rural farming families to grow coffee sustainably, resulting in $4 million in revenue earned by protected area coffee cooperative since 2016. 152 families implementing dragon fruit cultivation and nearly 300 families producing stingless honeybees, vanilla, embroidery, and orchids.


Enhanced habitat for more than 400 bird species, 300 orchid species, and the critically endangered yellow-tailed woolly monkey.

This project actively supports the following Global Goals for Sustainable Development:

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