The Chocó-Darién Conservation Corridor REDD Project(ID: 100000000001091)
The Chocó-Darién Conservation Corridor is the first REDD+ project to be issued credits for activities co-designed and implemented on a community-owned, collective land title. The project protects 13,465 hectares of tropical rainforest in the Darién region of northwest Colombia, one of the most biologically diverse regions on the planet. Developed by Anthrotect, the project is co-designed and managed with COCOMASUR, an Afro-Colombian community association in the municipality of Acandí that received collective title to the project area in 2005. Cattle ranching is very common in Acandí, and there are an estimated 47,000 heads of cattle in the vicinity of the project. Working together, COCOMASUR and Anthrotect have designed a strategy to stop the spread of ranching into the project area, thereby protecting Afro-Colombian livelihoods as well as the forests on which they depend.