Biocorridor Martin Sagrado REDD+ Project
The Biocorridor Martin Sagrado Project for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Deforestation aims to address deforestation from land use change in the region of San Martin. The project seeks to conserve forests of high conservation value and contribute to improving the livelihoods of local communities. The project covers an are of 295,654 hectares of forests located on the Huayabamba river. It is being implemented by Pur Projet, who have other REDD+ projects in the region, and Fundacion Amazonia Viva. The project was initiated in 2010 to complement the Alto Huayabamba reforestation project, also being implemented by Pur Projet. It supports sustainable forest management and agroforestry activities, as well the use of non-timber forest products (NTFPs) and the development of local livelihoods through financing provided from the sale of carbon credits. The project's crediting period is from 2010 until 2049.
The project's implementation is consistent with the ZEE strategy (Zonificacion Economica Ecologica) planned and initiated by the Regional Government of San Martin to halt deforestation and promote sustainable development, on the basis of valuing environmental services. San Martin has developed the legal framework necessary for REDD+ implementation in the region.
The project was validated according to the Climate, Community and Biodiversity (CCB) standard in February 2013 (CCB Standards Secon Edition, Climate Adaptation, Community & Biodiversity Gold Level) and has also achieved validation to the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS).