Nii Kaniti: Saving the Peruvian Amazon

Help indigenous communities conserve their threatened forest

Solution
Conservation
Location
Peru
Evaluation
VERRA (ex VCS)
Volume
242kt
Price
6.50€
NII KANITI: SAVING THE PERUVIAN AMAZON
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Headquarter

London, United Kingdom

Project active in

San Miguel, Peru

Project Launch Date

01 July 2020

Who better to protect the rainforest than the locals? This project enables Peruvian communities to use the land in sustainable ways, from extracting timber to growing cacao and developing rubber bio-textiles. By contributing, you’ll help conserve 119,837 hectares of threatened forest.

What’s the background?

Nii Kaniti means ‘forest development’ in the local Peruvian language. Native communities are the second largest managers of forest land in Peru so they’re critical to the protection of forests, biodiversity, culture and climate. This land is highly vulnerable. ‘Slash and burn’ agriculture, land grabbing and illegal use of forest resources have all contributed to deforestation.

What’s the solution?

The project addresses the economic drivers of deforestation. It does this by developing both sustainable alternative land use and better land and forest management. Thanks to carbon credits issuance, the project rewards forest protection and encouraging activities such as agroforestry and reforestation with native wood species to help maintain primary forests and increase vegetation cover.

What are the benefits?

By protecting 119,837 hectares of critical rainforest ecosystem, the project will avoid 2.7 million tCO2e of emissions by 2021. Not only that, but more than 2,000 women and 550 families will have a better livelihood thanks to the income generated from carbon credits for the project activities. And, through better forest governance, tropical rainforest habitat is being conserved. That means local flora and fauna are being protected, including three threatened species – the jaguar, blue-headed macaw and the tapir.

ASSESSMENT

Everything you want to know about this project, at a glance.

Solution

Conservation

Reduction

Location

San Miguel - Peru

Local

Evaluation

VERRA (ex VCS)

Certification

Volume

242kt

Price

6.50€

Co-benefits

6 SDGs

Durability

N/A

Additionality

High

Barriers

Medium

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