The Evio Kuiñaje, or Infierno, project works to protect 7,750 hectares of threatened forest in the Peruvian Amazon through engagement with the local indigenous community of Infierno.

The project works to safeguard Infierno indigenous culture and protect the forest and its biodiversity through the promotion of activities that reduce pressures on the environment and conserve native values. With native communities the second largest managers of forest land in Peru, the Infierno project is an important model of environmentally and economically sustainable forest management with indigenous communities.

This project is part of the Ecosphere+ portfolio and is implemented on the ground by the Peruvian NGO, AIDER.

Measurable impacts

We track impact areas across all of our projects. Below are the impacts for Infierno:

CLIMATE

1.1 million tonnes of CO2 emissions avoided by 2021.

ECOSYSTEMS

7,750 hectares of threatened forest in the Peruvian Amazon protected.

SPECIES

Hundreds of unique species protected, including those of high conservation value and endangered species, such as the Black Caiman, Giant Otter and Harpy Eagle.

LIVELIHOODS

Empowering and uniting the Infierno indigenous community.

INCLUSIVITY

Women being recognised as community leaders, positions previously considered exclusively for men.

SUSTAINABLE ENTERPRISE

Sustainable businesses and commodities supported, such as agroforestry with cacao, implementation of responsible fish farming, handicrafts and ecotourism.

Sustainable Development Goals

The Infierno project helps to achieve a number of the UN Sustainable Development Goals:

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