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 Peru. 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 35 endangered species and the livelihood of local indigenous communities such as the Yine, Huitoto, Mashco Piro, Yora and Amahuaca tribes who rely on the forest for their survival.

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International Certifications

madre de dios in vcs

On 27th September 2016, Madre de Dios Amazon REDD Project obtained VCS Verification for the seventh consecutive year. Through this verification, 5.5 million VCUs (Verified Carbon Units) from the 2009 - 2013 vintages, were issued and registered.

madre de dios in ccb

On October 8th 2014, Madre de Dios Amazon REDD Project obtained CCB Verification. Said verification is a result the net positive benefits for climate change mitigation, for local communities and for biodiversity.

madre de dios gold level

Madre de Dios Amazon REDD Project has maintained its Gold Level qualification according to the CCB Standards since 2nd December 2009 to the present date. The Gold Level award is an additional guarantee of the exceptional social and environmental co-benefits of the project.

madre de dios in markit

Madre de Dios Amazon REDD Project has been registered on the Markit Environmental Registry since 3rd May 2010. Both VCS and CCB Gold verifications enable the project to issue VCS + CCB Gold VCUs.