Conservation Coast Forest Conservation REDD+, Guatemala
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Registry Link- 22 VCUs
(75 Verified Carbon Units retired on behalf of Mercurius IT Ltd)
About the project
This project is active in protection of a critical migratory corridor including hundreds of bird species connecting North and South America. The project is the world’s largest grouped forest-based carbon project; hundreds of diverse landowners (including governmental, NGO, private and community) have joined hands to protect 675 parcels of forest making up a total of 59,341 hectares.
It is truly a landscape-scale and community-based project. Activities on the ground help to develop sustainable livelihoods that include working with local farmers on technical assistance, agricultural inputs and route to market for a variety of sustainably produced commodities such as spices and jungle leaves, as well as developing this beautiful coastline into a thriving eco-tourism hub.
The project is critical to local water supply, as municipal water comes from the watershed protected by this project. In addition, protecting forests along coastlines also can help in coastal defense and disaster risk reduction for local communities.