Community-based conservation through carbon finance

    Founded in 2007, Anthrotect is a private environmental services partnership that works with Afro-descendant and indigenous landowners in rural Colombia to achieve community-based conservation and sustainable development through carbon finance. By supporting community landholders in the design and implementation of payment for ecosystem services (PES) programs that engage emerging international markets for carbon and biodiversity, Anthrotect helps communities living in areas of global ecological importance to produce measurable conservation outcomes through best practices for conservation and sustainable resource use. Anthrotect’s flagship project, the Chocó-Darién Conservation Corridor, aims to address biodiversity loss and global climate change by strengthening forest governance and territorial identity among collective landholders in the lowland rainforests of Colombia’s Pacific coast.