Building the Resilience of Wetlands in the Province of Datem del Marañón, Peru

Building the Resilience of Wetlands in the Province of Datem del Marañón, Peru

  • Status Under implementation
  • Date approved 05 Nov 2015 at B.11
  • Est. completion 31 Dec 2024
  • ESS Category Category C

Enhancing the climate resilience and livelihoods of the indigenous wetlands communities of Datem del Marañón in the Amazon basin, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation.

The swamps of Datem del Marañón hold a total carbon stock estimated at around 3.78 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2 eq.). The project will avoid deforestation of an estimated 4,861 hectares of palm swamp and terra firma forests over a 10-year period and enhance resilience and conservation of 343,000 ha of peatlands and forest.

Climate change will also have profound impacts on the region, with more frequent droughts, flooding, and heatwaves, and changes in primary productivity, affecting people and ecosystems.

The project will facilitate better land-use planning and management of the region’s wetlands, while strengthening sustainable, commercial bio-businesses of non-timber forest products. It will entrust indigenous communities with the management of resources, improve their livelihoods, and empower women in the decision-making processes.

The funding will support government departments in developing the land-use plan, and provide support to community-based organizations for the participation of indigenous people. The largest share of funds will support bio-businesses, including for business plans, marketing and management, equipment and supplies, and the development of solar energy for operations. The nature-based products include salted fish, smoked meat, aguaje pulp (from palm trees), and “dragon’s blood,” a croton tree resin used as an antiinflammatory and anti-viral.

The project has an estimated lifespan of 10 years.

Total project value


Tonnes of emissions avoided






Result areas

Project timeline


18 Mar 2015 - 233 days

Concept note received

18 Mar 2015

Funding proposal received

15 Jul 2015

Cleared by iTAP

04 Nov 2015


05 Nov 2015 - 492 days

Approved by GCF Board

05 Nov 2015

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

02 Mar 2016

FAA executed

15 Dec 2016

Under implementation

10 Mar 2017 - 2,683 days so far

FAA effective

10 Mar 2017

Disbursement - USD 1,022,186

31 May 2017

Annual Performance Report

01 Mar 2018

Annual Performance Report

01 Mar 2019

Disbursement - USD 1,300,000

25 Oct 2019

Disbursement - USD 1,927,632

23 Mar 2021

Disbursement - USD 1,590,182

05 Oct 2022

Disbursement - USD 400,000

15 Dec 2022

To be completed

31 Dec 2024 - 171 days to go

One region

  • Latin America and the Caribbean

One country

  • Financing
    • Private sector
    • Public sector
  • Size
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large

GCF financing100% disbursed

GrantUSD 6,240,000
Total GCF Financing
USD 6,240,000


Co-FinancingGrantUSD 1,070,000
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 1,800,000
Total Co-Financing
USD 2,870,000

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Accredited Entity

Peruvian Trust Fund for National Parks and Protected Areas
Mr. Anton Willems

Executive Director
Phone +51 962 835 695
Ms. Claudia Godfrey

Director of Development and Supervision
Av. Parque Gonzales Prada N° 396 esquina con Jr. Félix Dibós N° 400, distrito de Magdalena del Mar, provincia y departamento de Lima, Lima, Peru
Phone +511-2181097
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National Designated Authority

Ministry of Economy and Finance
Mr. Jose Alfredo La Rosa Basurco Primary
General Director, General Directorate of International Economic Affairs, Competition and Productivity
Jr. Lampa N° 277 - Cercado de Lima,, Lima, Peru
Phone +(511) 311 5930

News + Stories

The voices of Datem del Marañón: Protecting one of the most biodiverse ecosystems in the world

30 Mar 2023 / Datem del Marañón, located in northern Peru, is home to one of the largest and most biodiverse peatlands not only in Peru, but in the entire world. Spanning more than 3.8 million hectares, this remote province is home to a diverse ecosystem with more than 261 species of birds, unique marine life, and aguaje, one of the most abundant palm trees in South America.

Amazon indigenous peoples hold key to forest’s future

26 Aug 2021 / The indigenous peoples of the Amazon have a key stake in our planet’s future. The release of the vast carbon reserves stored in the world’s largest rainforest would bring dire consequences for all of us. It is still possible to preserve the Amazon, but only by also focusing on the livelihoods of its indigenous peoples. See how here.

Forests: A cause of climate concern, and hope

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Forests: A cause of climate concern, and hope

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