The Las Piedras Corridor area ecompasses roughly 250,000 hectares of rainforest. ARCAmazon and its partners seek to protect 100,000 hectares of priority forest in strategic locations. To date, 30,000 hectares are already been conserved.
Beyond simply protecting this region, the initiative seeks to conserve and regenerate forests, promote agroforestry on previously deforested land and alleviate poverty in the Las Piedras watershed.
We want to ensure that by 2030 there is no new deforestation within the network of 100,000 hectares of primary rainforest concessions that are partnering with this initiative. We want to ensure that participating farmers within the agricultural areas regenerate their farms by growing shade grown cacao agroforestry on at least 50% of their farmland. And we aim for all participating communities and concessionaires to experience an increase in per hectare income from the areas they allocate to the Las Piedras Corridor.4>