WASA IS A CONTRIBUTOR TO THE MADRE DE DIOS PROJECT
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MADRE DE DIOS PROJECT
The project consists in the preservation of 100,000 hectares (that’s about 250,000 acres) of rainforest, located in the Peruvian Amazon. This area is an ecological corridor and one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots. Without a conservation plan, illegal logging and slash-and-burn farming would cause further widespread deforestation and a consequent rise in CO2 emissions.
The project helps to avoid deforestation and protects biodiversity as well as the livelihood of local communities. These are additional environmental and social benefits of the project and local communities. Thanks to the project 700,000 tons CO2 of emissions are avoided from the atmosphere each year. Wasa’s compensation is equivalent to approx. 17,000 metric tons of CO2.