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May 13, 2022 CAF – development bank of Latin America offset the carbon emissions (tCO2e) generated by its operations during 2021 by acquiring carbon credits from our REDD+ Brazil Nut Concessions project. In 2019, the institution offset its historical footprint with the same project. In line with the commitment to achieve a more integrated, inclusive,...
In general, forest plantations of native species developed in Peru do not have a controlled origin, that is, the provenance of the seeds used for their establishment is unknown. This results in individuals (trees) with a great variability of characteristics (height, diameter, number of branches, straightness, etc.) that, in many cases, are not the most...
#Prizes #BAM On December 13th, we were recognized in LOS BÓSCARES PERÚ 2021, winning in the category “Forests and Climate Change”, for the implementation of our REDD+ Brazil nut concessions conservation project in Madre de Dios and Campo Verde reforestation project in Ucayali. LOS BÓSCARES is an initiative created in Mexico (2018) whose purpose is to promote...
Inkaterra becomes the first hotel chain in the world to be called “Positive Climate”, offsetting its emissions (tCO2e) with our REDD + Brazil nut concessions project. Inkaterra has been named by the United Nations through the Green Initiative certifying organization as “Climate Positive”, thus becoming the first hotel chain internationally to achieve this important recognition....
text and photography: Walter H. Wust / BAM – Not even an hour has passed since we left the cold and gray Lima and the 38°C of Pucallpa greets us as we descend the stairs of the plane. The humid air of the region comforts those of us who are used to visiting the Amazon,...
Machu Picchu becomes the first world wonder to achieve “Carbon Neutral” certification, offsetting its emissions (tCO2e) with our REDD+ Brazil nut concessions project. Machu Picchu achieved “Carbon Neutral” certification, becoming the first Wonder of the Modern World to receive this important recognition. In pursuit of this goal, a set of sustainable activities have been implemented...
Peru ranks fourth among the 12 megadiverse countries and is one of the 17 countries that are home to 70% of the world’s biodiversity. Within this wonderful territory, the Madre de Dios region, also called the “Capital of Biodiversity of Peru”, is internationally recognized as one of the areas with the greatest variety of wildlife...
Preserving the Brazil nut forests Don Alfonso confidently strides down the muddy path. Taking him inside the depth of the forest. He’s short but stocky and has the smile of a loving grandfather. He has a wooden stick in his hand, known as a payana, and a hand-woven tamshi-fiber basket. The route—barely perceptible—winds its way...
A narrow canoe chops through the waters at the delta of the Manatay River, cutting through the reflection of the semi-submerged forest that is mirrored on its surface. The craft slides gently between the large trunks of the catahuas and renacos as flocks of wattled jacanas and purple gallinules make their escape, squawking loudly as...
In 2019, we planted 220 thousand new shihuahuaco and marupa trees on 305 hectares. Currently, our commercial area covers 1000 hectares. This reforestation effort focused on developing seedlings with optimum characteristics by increasing the number of areas from which our species originate to strengthen BAM’s forest genetics program. All of the stages of the planting...
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