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58,212 ha

Acapa - Bajo Mira y Frontera

Avoided Unplanned Deforestation

Protect old-growth rainforest and support alternative livelihoods


Acapa - Bajo Mira y Frontera



58,212 ha

Avoided Unplanned Deforestation

Acapa - Bajo Mira y Frontera protects forest that is under direct communal ownership of the communities of Acapa and Bajo Mira y Frontera, who are the project owners and the indigenous Afro-Colombian descendent rights owners of these territories. The project looks to protect the old-growth rainforest on the land, alleviating pressures on the forests through the support of governance capacity (including individual property titling, land-use planning, and conservation zone demarcation), the generation of alternative economic activities and income sources, and through capacity building in administration and management. By creating these alternative avenues and having the communities directly own and govern the project, the project looks to reduce illegal harvesting.

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Registry ID: 1389



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Does the project have a net additional climate benefit?

  • Net additional climate benefit

    Emissions reductions are calculated based on the difference between baseline, project, and leakage emissions. Pachama analyzes emissions claims to confirm that the project has a net additional climate benefit, and each credit represents at least one metric ton of carbon.



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  • Baseline claims

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  • Ongoing monitoring

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  • Project risks

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Beyond Carbon

Does the project deliver benefits beyond carbon?

  • Social impacts

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  • Ecological impacts

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Impacts beyond carbon

Moving from timber harvest to alternative livelihoods

Providing alternative livelihoods to community members is a core project activity. This project will provide value chain infrastructure, technical training, and access to financial capital to support the sustainable extraction of non-timber forest products such as açai. Agricultural products on already converted lands such as cocoa, will be further developed and commercialized. The development of value chains provides income to farming families as well as community councils. Since the project’s inception, local communities have actively participated. Community support has culminated in the project creation of Community Councils with legal representatives as well as a wide-reaching General Assembly which votes for representatives to ensure community governance.


Climate action

The project aims to mitigate climate change by mitigating the drivers of deforestation and forest degradation. The resultant decrease in illegal logging, the recovery of already degraded forests, and the reduction of forest conversion to other land uses is expected to decrease emissions and enhance forest carbon stocks over time.

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Public registry documentsApplicable calculation methods are referenced in the reports below. Note that registries do not publicly provide all pertinent data required to reproduce emissions calculations. However, Independent Validation and Verification Bodies have access to the data needed to reproduce and verify emissions calculations.
  • Project Description


  • First Verification Report


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