Infierno Indigenous Forest Project
Madre de Dios, Peru
The Infierno Indigenous Forest Project protects nearly 8,000 hectares of pristine rainforest against the rapid increase in deforestation, by working with the local indigenous community of Evio Kuiñaji Ese‘Eja.
The Madre de Dios region of the Amazon in Peru is one of the most biodiverse ecosystems in the world, and is home to a host of iconic endangered species such as the Black Caiman, Harpy Eagle and the Giant Otter.
The project is helping to reduce environmental pressures in the Madre de Dios region of Peru, by promoting sustainable economic activities such as agroforestry, safeguarding indigenous culture and knowledge, supporting improved forest governance, and establishing key conservation areas, together with the local communities.
Certified under the Climate, Community and Biodiversity Standard from Verified Carbon Standard, the project contributes to numerous UN Sustainable Development Goals.
"Avoid 1,176,759 tons of CO2e during the first 10 years of the project"
UN Sustainability Goals
Protect, restore and promote life on land
Action to combat climate change
Clean water and sanitation for all
To learn more about this project, visit the Verra registry: https://registry.verra.org/app/projectDetail/VCS/1218