Resource Details

CHOCO2-Maquipucuna Foundation

Project: Project - Nonprofit Project - Business or Private

Contact Info


  • Maquipucuna Foundation
  • Conservation International





  • The mission of this project is to reforest 250 ha of degraded pasture in Ecuador with 15 native tree species in the Choco-Manabi Corridor of Ecuador while sequestering 80,000 tons of CO2 in 30 years.
  • The project, a joint initiative between Conservation International and the Maquipucuna Foundation, began in 2003 and since then 38 hectares have been planted.
  • The project employs local community members to collect seeds, establish nurseries, plant the trees, and maintain the reforested sites. The program also hopes to improve the water quality on the land and encourage ecotourism as an alternate form of income for the community. 
  • The Ricoh Corporation in Japan has purchased many carbon credits offered by the project. 

Geographical Region

  • Andean Region
  • Ecosystems


  • Ecuador
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