The project activity conserves threatened tropical rainforest in an internationally recognised biodiversity hotspot of the Peruvian Amazon. The lush forests provide habitat for a wide variety of rare and endangered wildlife. The project integrates conservation and sustainable economic development to protect 591,119 hectares forest. By helping local farmers transition to sustainable cacao production in the margins of the protected area, degraded land is being restored to relieve deforestation pressures and provide local communities with forest-friendly and sustainable livelihoods. The project achieves net GHG emission reductions and removals through the avoidance of emissions due to deforestation. VCS and CCB certified, the project is part of the Althelia Climate Fund and implemented by AIDER, a local Peruvian NGO. In 2015, it won the UNFCCC Momentum for Change Award for innovation and excellence in tackling climate change.
The project diligently tracks seven impact areas and overlooks the production of sustainable commodities. Moreover, the project sets a measurable goals for each of the impact areas.