Carbon offset projects
December 17, 2021
On December 13 2021, LOS BÓSCARES PERÚ 2021 recognized the Tambopata forest protection project as winner in the category “Forests and Climate Change”. The project is managed by our partner BAM (Bosques Amazónicos).
LOS BÓSCARES is an initiative created in Mexico in 2018 whose purpose is to promote the conservation of forest ecosystems through the recognition of business initiatives that seek to protect, through sustainable and efficient practices, the biodiversity of the most valuable forests on the planet.
This year, it was replicated for the first time in Peru, thanks to the organization of the associations REFORESTAMOS MEXICO and AIDER PERU. In this first edition of LOS BÓSCARES PERU, a first-class jury was formed by the Ministry of the Environment (MINAM), the National Forest and Wildlife Service (SERFOR) and the civil associations AIDER and Reforestamos, who analyzed the public information of 169 companies in the country involved in conservation programs.
After a selection process, projects from 20 companies were nominated in six different categories: Forest Conservation, Supply Chains with Zero Deforestation, Forests and Climate Change, Promotion of Sustainable Forest Management, Reforestation and Forest Restoration; and Sustainable Forest Enterprises.
Maria Alejandra Cantuarias, Marketing Manager at BAM: „Forest conservation is essential to curb the global climate crisis. Our Amazon, being of such importance for the environmental balance, suffers latent and growing threats that threaten the health of our planet and the proper development of our society. It is therefore of the importance of articulating public and private efforts to address the threats of deforestation occurring in our country, promoting the forestry sector as the driving force of sustainable development in Peru for the coming years.”
Moritz Lehmkuhl, Founder and CEO at ClimatePartner: „We are very pleased about this important recognition of our partner BAM and its valuable work for forest protection and sustainable development in the region. We are happy to support this and look forward to further, successful cooperation."