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The figures that mobilize us

Deforestation

Peru lost more than 200,000 hectares of forest in 2020 alone: the highest rate in the last 20 years.

Biodiversity

We are the 5th most biodiverse country, but 496 species are threatened with extinction according to the CITES list.

GHG emissions

47% of GHG emissions (Greenhouse Gases) in Peru come from deforestation.

Rural communities

Their income and quality of life are directly affected by deforestation, given that 65% of the forests are under their management

Our Vision

We promote the sustainable use of Peru's forests, linking their protector communities with global markets.

Our Proposal

Products from the forest

Palo Santo

Palo Santo is an aromatic sacred wood, which comes from the Bursera Graveolens tree: a native species from the dry forests of northwestern Peru.

Its aroma is sweet and intense with citrus touches. It is appreciated for its mystical ability to conduct good energies, cleanse and aromatize environments, and allow for a deep spiritual connection.

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO PROMOTE RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION OF PALO SANTO?

Currently, Palo Santo is threatened and is categorized as a critically endangered species. Therefore, in Pachamama we develop a value chain based on Palo Santo with a forest permit granted by SERFOR N° 20-PIU/PER-FMP-2022-012.

Forest conservation and restoration

Forest carbon credits

A forest carbon credit is a unit that represents the difference between the CO2 emissions that will be avoided or captured through forest conservation and reforestation compared to a baseline scenario where no action is taken.

These credits are quantified in metric tons of CO2 reduced or eliminated and can be purchased by governments, companies and organizations seeking to offset their share of greenhouse gas or GHG emissions.

WHY IS THE GENERATION AND SALE OF FOREST CARBON CREDITS IMPORTANT?

The generation and sale of forest carbon credits are a powerful way to mitigate the global crisis of climate change.

In addition, in this way, productive value is provided to the standing forest, generating a culture of valuing nature, the biodiversity it houses and the ecosystem services it provides.

Our Partner Communities

Pachamama has found an unbeatable opportunity for collaborative business in favor of the conservation of a rich and fragile ecosystem, and the radical improvement of the quality of lifein rural communities.

Provinces

Peasant communities

Ayabaca
Morropón
Housing without access to the 3 basic services
88%
63%
Illiteracy rate
18%
12%
Monetary poverty
56%
35%
Pampa Larga
San Joaquín
Dotor
Total Population
(Inhabitants)
3,250
10,060
594
Total Area
33,478 ha
2,239 ha
2,800 ha
Forest area
28,965 ha
1,937 ha
2,422 ha
Has deforested
312 ha
20 ha
26 ha

Our Achievements

After 2 years of operation we have worked with 2 peasant communities of the dry forest of Piura for the sustainable management of their forests and the collection of Palo Santo. These are our achievements:

300 ha

of forests managed

45 tons

of Palo Santo exported to +7 countries

+250

rural families benefited

+S/200K

income for families

More About Us

Testimonies

With the development of our operation we have generated a positive impact on the living conditions of our allies:

I would appreciate it if more jobs fit for us could come out of this relationship. For me it is a pride and a pleasure. I feel happy and the job is a source of happiness for my friends too.

María Esterfilia Ramirez

Collaborator of the production area

"Now I feel independent. Before I lived from my husband because I had to be asking for money. Now I don't. Now I manage my own money, and, with the time I've worked, I've saved money and bought a laptop for my daughter."

Isabel Benites Portocarrero

Production Quality Manager

Here there is no alternative but to reforest so that we help conserve all the capacity that dry forests have and allow us to live in a different, healthy environment.

Alejandro Vera

Comunity Relationship Manager

"The Pachamama Project is inspired by the sense of urgency and responsibility in the face of the situation of forest ecosystems and the enormous potential we see in forests as an engine of development."

Victor Vera

CEO & Co-founder of Pachamama

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