Cordillera Azul National Park, Peru


The Cordillera Azul National Park Project in the Peruvian Amazon is home to a rich, diverse and rare biosphere. As with so much sensitive land in the Amazon and other parts of the world, it is under threat from rogue groups looking to poach not just the rare wildlife, but the very valuable trees in this national park. 

While the land itself is legally protected from development by a Supreme Decree of the Peruvian government, without active management and protection it would remain at risk of poaching, illegal harvesting and incursion. This protection is provided by a separate organization — Centro de Conservación, Investigación y Manejo de Areas Naturales (CIMA) Cordillera Azul Lima — which relies on carbon finance from the sale of carbon credits to ensure the carbon benefits of this beautiful land are not lost.