An ecotourism lodge with a purpose

Near the Tambopata River in the Madre de Dios region of Eastern Peru, an ecolodge is nestled in the jungle. It’s called the Posada Amazonas, and is an initiative of the indigenous Ese Eja community of Infierno, who use climate finance from the sale of carbon credits to support sustainable livelihoods opportunities that protect their…

Forest Hero: Marisela, president of the Infierno

Marisela stands outside her community hall, in front of an embroidered flag that reads ‘Comunidad Nativa Infierno’ and adjusts a small microphone attached to her t-shirt. The sounds of the jungle surround her as she looks towards the camera and prepares for an interview. Marisela doesn’t have much time. She’s president of Peru’s indigenous Infierno…

Infierno’s Banana Spider

The Infierno project, which is nestled in Peru’s Amazon rainforest within the Madre de Dios department, is home to numerous unique species. The project itself conserves habitat for at least 20 threatened species, including the Jaguar, Black Caiman, Giant Otter, Harpy Eagle and Spider Monkey. Among the many rare insects that live in this jungle…

The Mother of the Jungle

In the forests of the Infierno project in Peru, there’s a tree that the indigenous communities call ‘the Mother of the Jungle’. The tree is a Ceiba tree and is over 400 years old. The tree is a spiritual landmark for the indigenous Infierno community of Ese Eja people who live here in the forest…

A project site visit to Senegal

Exploring and assessing high-impact carbon projects and bringing these to market is one of our key aims at Ecosphere+, allowing us not only to scale these crucial projects but help our clients meet important climate and sustainability targets. We’re partnering with a leading set of project developers to deliver projects which focus on core benefits…

Cordillera Azul establishes a 150 thousand hectare indigenous reserve

One of the fundamental aspects of any carbon offsetting project is involvement with local people. Collaboration between project developers and proponents and the nearby involved communities is absolutely essential to delivering positive outcomes. In fact, it’s this collaboration that sets high-quality projects apart, as effective conservation is only achieved by ensuring the long-term and resilient…

New species of blind catfish discovered

The Cordillera Azul National Park project in Peru is known for its rich biodiversity and stunning landscape. Situated in the high forest between the Andes and Amazon Basin, the park is home to dynamic ecosystems filled with species of high conservation value. Any trip to the park and you’ll find yourself in the middle of…

Forest hero: Kristiawan of Kepayang

Meet Kristiawan, a 22-year-old student and project employee at the Sumatra Merang Peatland Project (SMPP) in Indonesia. Kristiawan is from Kepayang Village, one of two villages involved in this REDD+ project which is working to restore degraded peatland and invest in local communities in the Merang Biodiversity Zone in South Sumatra. Kristiawan worked hard to…