As a REDD+ project, the Trocano Araretama project has 3 core objectives:
1 – Mitigation of deforestation in the project area through the conservation of the natural forest ecosystem.
2 – Providing the local communities with socio-economic enhancements, through their participation in the project, capacity building and a meaningful benefit distribution mechanism.
3 – Protection of the existing biodiversity within the project area , ensuring the current conditions of the high conservation value ecosystems are maintained.
Each of these objectives are equally important, and it is only the combined implementation of these key aims that will allow the project to be successful, both in achieving its objectives as well as achieving verification and certification in terms of its carbon benefits.
To achieve these core objectives, the Trocano Araretama project must carry out the appropriate project activities to ensure the successful implementation of the project and to ensure the project achieves its annual verification targets. These activities fall under the following categories:
The effective implementation of the project activities results in numerous benefits to the environment, the local communities and the biodiversity and by adhering to the Natural Forest Standard requirements to the level required by the independent third party environmental verification organisation, will result in the issuance of Natural Capital Credits which certify the net positive outcomes of the project.