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Nicaragua •The Rio San Juan Reforestation Project


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The Rio San Juan Reforestation Project consists of a community based reforestation effort within the Rio San Juan region of Southeastern Nicaragua. The project groups small-holder landowners into a reforestation and agroforestry effort utilizing predominantly native species in regions where infrastructure is low and opportunities for economic development are few.

  • Project Timeline:  Project Phase 1 (Feasibility & Design) start date November 2009, expected to run for an initial period of 35 years
  • Project Type: Reforestation (A/R) project on degraded/deforested land, with cacao agroforestry and native bamboo as additional revenue streams
  • Land Tenure: Community and individually tenured
  • Alliances: Giz, ADA
  • Tree Species: The project will use a mix of native timber species and attempt to regain the natural diversity of original forest; a small proportion of the non-invaisive exotic teak will also be grown
  • Agroforestry species: The project will grow high-quality ‘fine’ cacao as an agroforestry species, and additionally a small proportion of the land will be planted with native bamboos rather than timber trees.
  • Project Size:  2,500 hectares
  • Revenue:  Carbon Credits, Management Fees
  • Certifications Standards:  CCBS (project design and co-benefits), VCS (carbon), FSC (timber)


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Global Green Carbon Corporation recently received front page coverage in the Sunday edition of the Ventura County Star. The feature article highlighted GGC President, Kirsten McGregor, and two of its most prominent projects, the Rio San Juan reforestation project, and the Dja Biosphere Reserve REDD+ project.

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