What We Do
Anthrotect works to protect tropical rainforests by starting with the communities that live in them. We build long-term, bottom-up partnerships with community landowners that show a deep, unwavering commitment to protecting the forests they call home. We value local traditions and perspectives as unique strengths crucial to understanding and addressing the global environmental issues facing our world today. Join us on our mission to protect the rainforest and leave a healthier planet for future generations.
The Chocó-Darién Conservation Corridor was the first conservation project in the world to be awarded carbon credits for protecting community-owned forests. Activities are managed by COCOMASUR, a vibrant association of Afro-Colombian families that received land title to the area in 2005. The project protects 13,465 hectares (33,275 acres) of tropical rainforest in the Darién region of northwest Colombia, one of the most biologically diverse regions on the planet.