Our Tambopata Biodiversity Reserve and Agroforestry project combines the Tambopata National Reserve and the Bahuaja-Sonene National Park, which are both internationally recognised biodiversity hotspots in the Peruvian Amazon. Here, the lush tropical rainforests provide habitat for an incredible variety of rare and endangered wildlife.
This project is creating an economic buffer zone around a 573,299 hectare forest. By helping local farmers with the transition to sustainable cocoa production, degraded land is being restored and deforestation pressures relieved. This creates a barrier to protect the rainforest and provides people with a forest-friendly and sustainable livelihood.
Conservation and protection activities inside the forest include biological monitoring and scientific research, as well as surveillance and control of illegal human behaviours.
This project is implemented on the ground by the Peruvian NGO, AIDER.
We track eight impact areas across this project. Below are the impacts for Tambopata to date:
4 million tonnes of CO2 emissions avoided.
573,299 hectares of threatened forest protected.
30 threatened species protected, including the Giant Otter, Blue Macaw and Giant Armadillo.
352 jobs created or supported.
27% of jobs held by women.
Develop a cocoa cooperative including building a cocoa processing facility.
Read the story about the facility’s successful completion and what it does to support farmers.
FAIR ECONOMIC RETURN
€4.8m contributed to local economy.
Sustainable Development Goals
Tambopata helps to achieve a number of the UN Sustainable Development Goals: