Project Mapiripan - REDD+ & ARR

A project with a combined area of 83.608 ha consisting of 78.370 hectares of primary rainforest and around 5.000 hectares of degraded forest land.

285.000t

CO2e annual reduction on average

4.000.000 trees

to be planted

Summary

The project area is located in Mapiripán, a municipality located in the Meta department of Colombia, which sprawls majestically over approximately 1.194.905 hectares, harboring exceptional natural wealth with diverse ecosystems and unique biodiversity but having the third highest national deforestation rate.

The project, consisting of 3 lands, El Paraiso, San Carlos and San Gabriel, with a combined area of 83.608 ha seeks to protect 78.370 hectares of primary rainforest from deforestation and additionally to start an ARR initiative on approximately 4.000 ha, spread across the lands El Paraiso and to a lesser extent San Carlos.

Location
Type
Registry
Standard
Meta, Colombia
REDD+ & ARR
VERRA - VCS
VM0048 & VM0047
Location
Meta, Colombia

Type
REDD+ & ARR

Registry
VERRA - VCS

Standard
VM0048 & VM0047
Additional information

Download area

Links to maps/presentation

Ratings

FS studies

Pilot Activities – Starting in 2024

ARR

The first project developed on the ground is an agroforestry nursery, providing 300.000 seedlings the first year with an increasing capacity of around 700.000 small trees every year after.
The aim of the nursery is to create local employment opportunities, to produce around 3-4 million seedlings needed for our reforestation project and to be a provider of seedlings for other projects.
Our focus is on growing native species to mimic the original ecosystem as much as possible.

Threats

According to Bulletin number 34 from IDEAM for the first quarter of 2023, Mapiripán is among the top 10 Colombian municipalities with the highest deforestation rate. The report indicates that, "similar to the last quarter of 2022, the epicenter of deforestation remains located in the municipality of Mapiripán, Meta department. The most affected areas are Alto Siare, El Caribe, El Silencio, Nueva Esperanza, and San Fernando, with a considerable impact on the indigenous reserves of Alto Unuma" (IDEAM,82023).

Forest at Risk
(0: low, 1: high)

Solutions

Remote monitoring
Creating jobs

Beyond carbon

A successful project is defined by more than a high amount of CC, for us the social & biodiversity impact is at least as important.

We aim to contribute to the following 8 SDGs in our Colombia project.

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