REDD+ Sur del Meta

Bosques de paz, sustento de vida

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The project takes place in the municipalities of Vistahermosa, Puerto Rico, Puerto Concordia and Puerto Lleras in the department of Meta, Colombia, an area with high deforestation rates

The project partners are farmers, most of them victims of the Colombian armed conflict, who until now have been engaged in extensive cattle ranching, clearing forests for pasture and hunting endangered animals such as the giant otter.


REDD+ Sur del Meta seeks to replace activities endangering local biodiversity with sustainable practices within the community

The project changes forest clearing and hunting for the implementation of sustainable and profitable livestock and agricultural projects for the farmers who own the land.

This REDD+ project’s goal is to conserve the carbon reserves associated with the forest, contributing to the fight against climate change and improving the quality of life of the communities living in the area.

The farmers who own the land are the main project partners. Through training and support for the development of sustainable productive activities, the conservation of the forest and its biodiversity is guaranteed.

The project brings together 9 associations and 38 community action boards, which in total include 985 community members who are the legal owners of 77,161 hectares of land.

The project expects to reduce 7,798,102 tonnes of carbon in a minimum of 30 years.

The resources for the sustainability of the project and its partners come from the sale of carbon credits generated by the conserved forest.


Project activities and goals

Where once there was violence, today there is peace and opportunity

Funding communities through forest conservation

This ongoing and live project enables the sustainable development of local communities through forest conservation.

Listen to their testimonial to learn more!


We are seeing the change of life, which for us is going to be a livelihood


Pedro Rocha, Puerto Lleras


Conservación Sur del Meta

Learn more about REDD+ Sur del Meta project, its goals, activities and latest news and updates.

Sur del Meta in the media

The story of 1,200 families, victims of violence, who decided to get ahead by protecting their forests


Through a project these families protect an area of 77 thousand hectares of forest and expect to reduce 11 million tons of carbon in 30 years.

Empowering communities and protecting the environment


RCN sheds light on a range of sustainable options that mobilize private sector investment to reduce CO2 emissions and combat climate change.

Victims of violence are betting on a new source of income by protecting forests, how?


Rural landowners from four municipalities in the south of Meta decided to protect an area of 77,000 hectares of Amazonian forests.

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