Hectares preserved


The Biocorredor Martin Sagrado REDD+ Project aims to address deforestation and its resulting emission of greenhouse gases (GHG) in the Huayabamba river watershed, in the Department of San Martin, Peru. The project’s main objective is to protect the remaining areas of primary forests in Huayabamba watershed, hosting high conservation value ecosystems, and providing multiple ecosystem services for the populations living in the buffer areas around the forests. In particular the forests there host multiple water sources, vital for the populations’ livelihood and agriculture. The project seeks to protect these exceptional ecosystems, while improving the quality of life of the families that live in these areas and depend upon forest resources and services.


San Martin region, Amazonia, Peru


Forest conservation

Local partner



Local communities and farmers' associations


  • The CCBA is a standard promoting land management activities that significantly mitigate global climate change, improve the well-being and reduce the poverty of local communities, and conserve biodiversity.
    The Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) is a quality standard for voluntary carbon offset industry. Based on the Kyoto Protocol's Clean Development Mechanism, VCS establishes criteria for validating, measuring, and monitoring carbon offset projects.

Local partner

The Fundacion Amazonia Viva (FUNDAVI) was created in 2011 as a nonprofit organization to coordinate all community activities and projects in the framework of the Martin Sagrado REDD+ Project, through a consultative and participative process empowering the communities in their own management of economic development and ecosystem preservation. All communities were consulted and participated in the project design, and communities who voluntarily decide to participate in the project choose the activities they will implement in their area of influence, under the supervision and technical assistance of the Fundacion Amazonia Viva.


The project is a community-led and implemented project, which involves the communities in the project and buffer area. Over 35 communities, with nearly 20 000 people are involved in the project. These are disadvantaged communities, essentially made up of small-scale coffee and cocoa farmers who own 1 to 5 hectares of land, of which 0,5 to 3 hectares are being cultivated. They are at the core of project design, decision process, prioritization and implementation of activities.