The Brazil Nut Concessions in Madre de Dios project is REDD+, (Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation).

These are projects involving forest areas, aimed at reducing emissions caused by deforestation and forest degradation, as well as conservation and sustainable management.

Launched in 2010, the Brazil Nut Concessions project prevents deforestation and protects the biodiversity of 200,000 hectares of Peruvian Amazon forest. The project directs the local economy towards harvesting the prized Brazil nuts, which are only found in this rainforest.

Thanks to this initiative, a new Brazil nut processing plant has been financed, increasing the value of the local harvest.

The activity of gathering nuts is no longer limited to the subsistence of local communities but has become a viable source of income in full respect of the forest.

An integral part of the project was a campaign to sensitise the local population on the benefits of rainforest conservation, with seminars in every town in the region.