The Nii Kaniti project in Peru focuses on protecting rainforest and avoiding deforestation on community land through scaling up sustainable community forest management. It integrates conservation activities that put a value on indigenous-led development with FSC certified timber extraction and cacao agroforestry.
The project is located in Ucayali, a region in the central part of Eastern Peru, on the edge of the Amazon Rainforest. By protecting 119,837 hectares of critical rainforest ecosystem, the project will reduce global emissions by 2.7 million tonnes of CO2 by 2021. The project area is comprised of community land from seven indigenous communities located around the Ucayali River. Native communities are the second largest managers of forest land in Peru and are key actors in the success of forest, biodiversity, culture and climate protection at the world scale. The project addresses the local, economic drivers of deforestation and forest degradation by supporting the development of socially inclusive businesses.
Standards: VCS, CCBA
Project type: Agricultural, forestry and landscapes
Region: Latin America
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