Sustainable Landscapes Partnership - Peru

SLP-Peru is an alliance forged by CI, USAID and The Walt Disney Company. The initiative is anchored by a landmark REDD+ project in the Alto Mayo Protected Forest, located in the San Martin region of the Peruvian Amazon. Through a rights-based approach, SLP-​Peru’s goal is to establish an economic development strategy grounded in natural resource protection to ensure long-term positive impacts for the region’s communities and biodiversity.

Sustainable Landscapes Partnership - Peru

The overall purpose of the SLP-P Alliance is to support San Martin’s green economic development while protecting its natural capital, and valuing its ecosystem services under a framework of the rights based approach. The Alliance seeks to promote forest conservation, sustainable agriculture and ecosystem service markets- considering gender as well as local and indigenous peoples issues- as key elements of green economic development in the Alto Mayo basin of the San Martin region, a globally important region of the Peruvian Amazon.

The Alliance represents a unique opportunity to support the Government of San Martin´s efforts to reduce deforestation and associated greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and to contribute to long-term sustainable economic development in the region. At the core of this Alliance is the establishment of an innovative $7 million/ 3-year public – private facility. The Facility will invest in low emissions and REDD+ development activities and business models that result in improved livelihoods for local communities and increased resilience to climate change. To prove that win-win scenarios for growth, communities and the environment exist, the SLP-P will take a market-based approach grounded in science – engaging the private sector in a way that informs investments while ensuring the health of the region’s ecosystems. The work of the Alliance will be implemented within the framework of a Rights Based Approach (RBA) that devotes special attention to indigenous peoples and gender issues.


  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

  • Conservation International (CI)

    Implementing NGO
    United States | Staff size: 501-1000

    For nearly 30 years, Conservation International (CI) has been protecting nature for the benefit of all​.

    Conservation International knows that human beings are totally dependent on...

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Key Information

LocationPeru, Latin America and Caribbean
  • Start Date 2013
  • End Date 2016
  • ValueUSD 7 Million