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

TONNES of CO2 Anticipated tonnes of CO2 equivalent avoided


Mitigation & Adaptation
GCF results areas
  • Forests and land use
  • Livelihoods of people and communities
Gender benefits Enhance income levels of women through bio–business opportunities. UN Sustainable Development Goal
  • #13 Climate action

Location & People

  • Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Peru PER
Beneficiaries (approx.) 20,413

Investment Data

  • Financing:
    • Public
    • Public / Private
    • Private
  • Project size:
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large
  • E&S Risk category:
    • Category A
    • Category B
    • Category C
Total project investment
GCF Financing
  • Instrument Grant USD

Project owners

Accredited Entity Executing Entity
Building the Resilience of Wetlands in the Province of Datem del Marañón, Peru Approved November 2015 Est. implementation period 5.0 years Est. completion date 10 March 2022
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.
Document title
Published date
Approved funding proposal FP001 - Profonanpe - Peru 27 Feb 2017
Accredited Entity
  • Peruvian Trust Fund for National Parks and Protected Areas (Profonanpe) Mr. Anton Willems Tel: +51 962 835 695 Ms. Claudia Godfrey Tel: +511-2181097
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