Allstar EcoPoint in Bolivia

In 2016 Allstar and EcoPoint members began investing in forest creation projects beyond the UK, in addition to continuing with their woodland creation in the UK.

Allstar EcoPoint’s first non-UK project is in Bolivia, where they have been supporting rural smallholders in reforestation activities with mixed, mainly native tree species for sustainable forestry management. As well as capturing CO2 the project will help halt the aggressive deforestation that has been occurring in this area of the western Amazon Rainforest and also save CO2 losses there. The new forests will be harvested in the future, but the application of a poly-cyclic harvesting system will guarantee a relatively high average carbon storage in the project.

The overall project aims for:

•  Improved and sustainable land use with a total participation of 2,000 smallholders and over 2,700 site

•  On-farm establishment of 5,000 has of small scale mixed native species forestry plantations

•  On-farm establishment of 1,000 hectares of agroforestry or silvo-pastoral plantations

•  Production of a continuous flow of export quality hardwood timber and improved market access

•  Livelihood improvement through incomes generated from the sale of plantation timber under fair trade conditions.

Instead of planting one non-indigenous tree type in a concentrated area, over 18 different species have been planted on widely dispersed small plots of land, resulting in significant biodiversity gains.

The project is quality assured under the Gold Standard, one of the world's leading independent carbon and climate change project certification standards. 

Project additional benefits:

  • community
  • wildlife
  • productive
  • Trees planted:

  • 99,382 over 90 hectares
  • Predicted CO2 capture:

  • 31,313 tonnes