Community-based forest conservation
Anthrotect works with community landholders to design and implement payment for ecosystem services (PES) projects that engage emerging markets for carbon and biodiversity. Anthrotect enables communities living in areas of global ecological importance to produce measurable conservation outcomes through best practices for conservation and sustainable resource use.
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.
Project Lifespan: 30 years
Validation: VCS and CCB (Gold Level)
Verified: 104,000 tCO2e (2012)
Expected tCO2e: 2.8 million tons