Impact by the Numbers

3,135

hectares under restoration

139,379

tons of CO2e removed over the project lifetime

1,111

trees planted per hectare

1,500

trees restored per hectare after 20 years

Current Progress

As of August 2022, the project has planted over 50% of the planned active planting trees. By March 2023, more than 100,000 trees will be planted thanks to the support of 45 workers and 1 active nursery.

50%
OF 2022 PLANTING GOAL COMPLETE

A Community Driven Approach

Technology driven implementer, Toroto, has partnered with ejidos, local community landowners, to actively restore 135 hectares of land by planting maguey plants, nopal, juniper and oak trees. Simultaneously they are passively restoring an additional 3,000 hectares through the Pastor Program – focused on providing alternate feed sources to livestock –  to nurture the local aquifer and generate sustainable livelihoods for local communities for decades to come.

Benefits Go Beyond Carbon

Not only does Llanos de Apan have powerful climate benefits, it also has an outsized impact on the local communities, biodiversity and water sources. In areas of active restoration, dams and stone barriers are being built to enrich the soil, reverse erosion and rehabilitate nearby water sources. To drive lasting benefit, the project focuses on engaging and educating the local community with free technical environmental training to include the ejidatarios in the restoration projects and long-term activities in these regions.

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Addressing core SDGs
  • Goal-2
  • goal-4
  • Sustainable_Development_Goal_6
  • goal-8
  • goal-10
  • goal-11
  • goal-13
  • goal-15

Pachama’s Technology

Using technology every step of the way, Pachama helps leading companies invest directly in high-quality reforestation projects with unprecedented transparency and accuracy. Pachama uses Light Detection and Ranging technology (LiDAR) to characterize the structure of the trees before planting, serving as a baseline for future carbon measurement. Pictured below is the LiDAR baseline gathered from the Fazenda Santa Rosa farm. Over the next few decades, remote sensing will be continuously deployed to measure forest growth and estimate the carbon sequestered.

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