Rainforest protection, Peru
of the forest in Peru is being cut down illegally.
of the country’s greenhouse gas emissions is caused by deforestation.
How your funding helps
Madre di dios, peru
Pachama use remote sensing technologies to measure aboveground biomass (ABG), which includes the stem, stump, branches, bark, seeds and foliage. The data is a product of annually composited satellite imagery, field observations, and LiDAR data. Credit: Pachama
Climate solution #38
In their biomass and soil, forests are powerful carbon storehouses. Protection prevents emissions from deforestation, shields that carbon, and enables ongoing carbon sequestration.
For each hectare of forest protected, the threat of deforestation and degradation is removed. By protecting an additional 335-466 million hectares of forest, this solution could avoid carbon dioxide emissions totaling 5.5-8.8 gigatons by 2050. Perhaps more importantly, this solution could bring the total protected forest area to almost 0.98-1.1 billion hectares, securing an estimated protected stock of 179-203 gigatons of carbon, roughly equivalent to over 655-743 gigatons of carbon dioxide if released into the atmosphere.
The benefits of forest conservation include biodiversity protection, non-timber products, erosion control, pollination, ecotourism and other ecosystem services.
This project is verified by the Verified Carbon Standard and the Climate, Community & Biodiversity Standards.
UN’s Sustainable Development Goals recognized by this project
As an Sprout member your money goes towards supporting projects that are in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Here are the goals recognized by the Madagascar reforestation project: