Protect endangered species
Preserve the Amazon rainforest
Create working opportunities for locals
Our Nii Kaniti project in Peru focuses on protecting rainforest and avoiding deforestation on community land through scaling up sustainable community forest management. It integrates conservation activities that put a value on indigenous-led development. The project is located in Ucayali, a region in the central part of Eastern Peru, on the edge of the Amazon Rainforest. It protects 119,837 hectares of critical rainforest ecosystem. The project area is comprised of community land from seven indigenous communities located around the Ucayali River. Native communities are the second largest managers of forest land in Peru, therefore are key actors and critical to successful forest, biodiversity, culture and climate protection at the world scale. The project addresses the local, economic drivers of deforestation and forest degradation by supporting the development of socially inclusive businesses. The Nii Kaniti project is made possible in part through a partnership called the ‘Forest Alliance Initiative: Managing Community Forests for Inclusive Sustainable Businesses in an Indigenous Economy’ between AIDER (our implementing partner on the ground), Mirova Natural Capital and the USAID.
We partner with experts to create the best possible impact for the climate together. The project is VCS and CCBA certified. On site, the Peruvian NGO AIDER implements the project.
Our partners are actively engaged with locals to ensure everything goes as planned.
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