Brazil Nut Concessions (Peru)
The Brazil nut Concessions project is a conservation project in Peru established in 2010 that preserves forest in the Peruvian Amazon. It creates credits by protecting forest that would have otherwise been destroyed. It is a collaboration between the project developer and a conglomeration of over 300 small concessioner land owners who are seeking to protect the forest and find alternative economic models. The project is a community effort to avoid deforestation in some of Peru's most biodiverse rainforests and refocus the local economy towards the passive harvest of Brazil Nuts which can only be found in old-growth rainforest such as that protected in the project.