Tropical forests are the Earth’s lungs—absorbing CO₂ and releasing oxygen. This project seeks to protect nearly 450,000 acres from deforestation.
This project protects nearly 450,000 acres from deforestation. Since trees sequester carbon pollution, more trees = less CO₂. The Alto Mayo forest is twice the size of New York City but it’s under threat from deforestation despite its protected status. This project provides technical assistance and advice on the ground to transform illegal loggers into organic coffee farmers and eco-entrepreneurs. Local people earn more while taking pride in protecting the forest and its endangered plants and animals and the planet benefits. Bottom Line: Tropical forests are the Earth’s lungs—absorbing carbon pollution and releasing oxygen. By providing new and environmentally-friendly ways for Peruvians to use the forest, this project helps save the CO₂-absorbing rainforest from deforestation.
The Alto Mayo forest has a simple formula for planet-saving success: save trees in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. By teaming up with the local government and communities the project provides education and economic incentives to the local people in exchange for taking care of the land.
Alto Mayo Protected Forest - Peru
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