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Collaborative work between CI and the San Martín regional government is leading the path toward a new, sustainable economic development model for Peru.

CI has been working in San Martín since 2008 to establish a model landscape for sustainable economic development in the region and the country.

Our initiatives are designed to enhance the benefits nature provides — such as clean water, climate stability and ample biodiversity — that are essential for the maintenance of healthy land and forests to sustain agriculture, tourism, energy and other econo​mic activities.​


Our role

​​CI and its local partners work to empower small farmers, indigenous people, entrepreneurs and other local actors to sustainably manage natural resources and ecosystems. This work, based on a solid scientific foundation, is carried out in close cooperation with the San Martín and national governments to incorporate lessons learned into regional and national policies.​​​


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Edit Item Title:Preventing deforestation
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Edit Item Text:CI has been implementing practical field-based solutions for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+), including a forest carbon project in the Alto Mayo Protected Forest using conservation agreements to provide benefits for local communities, as well as a regional plan for San Martín, including effective participation of indigenous people and other key stakeholders.
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Edit Item Text:CI promotes the conservation of ecosystems through watershed management to improve human welfare and conserve biodiversity in the Alto Mayo basin. Our BioCuencas project includes creating political, institutional and educational conditions, such as strengthening the scientific knowledge of local governments and communities to enable integrated watershed management and conservation in Alto Mayo.
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Edit Item Title:Promoting green business
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Edit Item Text:With the Sustainable Landscape Partnership-Peru and the Ecosystem Valuation Assessment projects, CI aims to support San Martín’s green economic development while protecting its natural capital and valuing its ecosystem services. CI promotes forest conservation, sustainable agriculture and ecosystem services markets as key elements of green economic development.
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EditImage Alt Text:Alto Mayo Protected Forest. © Thomas Muller
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EditText:CI and partners have implemented 700 conservation agreements in the Alto Mayo Protected Forest and its buffer zone. Small farmers are receiving benefits like agricultural training and technical assistance for growing coffee in return for pledging to protect the forest and not cut down trees.
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      EditSection Title:Working with small farmers to find alternatives to slash and burn
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        EditImage Description: Ylder Cotrina, a coffee farmer and beneficiary of the Alto Mayo Conservation Agreements
        EditText: Despite being part of the Peruvian national system of protected areas, the Alto Mayo Protected Forest is highly threatened by ongoing deforestation. While the area is rich in biodiversity and critical for water supply for downstream communities, illegal settlers have been clearing land for agriculture, reducing wildlife habitat and destroying forests. CI is working with these small farmers to change their slash and burn practices to a more sustainable one, like growing coffee under the shade of healthy forests, as part of the benefits they receive via the conservation agreements they sign with the Peruvian National Park Service. To date, CI is working with more than 700 families who are now aware of the importance of the forest for water and other services they need from nature and are committed to stop deforestation and reduce the impact of their agricultural activities.
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          EditSection Title:Working with indigenous leaders
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            EditImage Description: Climate change and the role of forest training process in Peru.
            EditText: CI has promoted the exchange of traditional and technical knowledge about climate change and the role of forests with San Martín’s indigenous people. We train them to become facilitators in their communities by strengthening their knowledge about climate change and supporting the dissemination process. Already, we have trained 10 indigenous technicians who are actively participating in various regional and national meetings related to climate change and REDD+. In addition, they are replicating the workshop sessions within their communities, adapting concepts and methodology according to their own knowledge and local realities.
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            EditQuote Text (Do not add quotation marks):Development and conservation have been seen as dissociated concepts for so long. The progress in San Martín proves that human well-being is reachable only by sustainably managing the gifts nature provides.
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              EditImage Alt Text:Night falls over Rio de Janeiro. © Nikada

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