Protecting the Toldopampa Cloud Forest

Protecting the biodiversity of Peru and storing millions of tonnes of carbon.


Safeguard Rare and Beautiful Cloud Forest

In south central Peru’s Andes mountain range, the pristine and beautiful Toldopampa Cloud Forest is easily distinguished by the cloud cover that envelops the lush green treetops.


The steep slopes used to keep this forest remote and largely untouched, but now we need your help to save it as modern technology and improved transportation infrastructure have given easier access to those who wish to exploit the landscape for short-term monetary gain. Unchecked deforestation has levelled swaths of trees for unsustainable cattle grazing and the area’s potential for mining is quickly attracting developers.


Toldopampa, Peru




Peruvian Yellow-tailed Woolly Monkey (CR), Andean Night Monkey (EN), Black-faced Black Spider Monkey (EN)

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Project Carbon Storage:

15,437,299 mT*

*(metric tonnes of CO2 equivalents)

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Stop Deforestation, Help Local Communities

The destruction of these forests releases millions of tons of carbon and threatens the only home of the Huanca indigenous people who have lived there for generations. In addition, species like the endemic Peruvian Yellow-tailed Woolly Monkey (CR) and Andean Night Monkey (EN), who rely on high-elevation forests for survival are put at serious risk of extinction.


To prevent further damage and safeguard this ecosystem in perpetuity, One Tribe is working with our local partner, Yunkawasi, to establish a 130,337-acre protected area in the Toldopampa Cloud Forest. If we do not act quickly, the site will soon become heavily populated and the land will be lost forever.

Help Us Set a Conservation Standard in the Region

Locally, your support will help the Huanca communities in and around the proposed site gain legal title to their lands, who have cultural traditions and forest stewardship practices that are threatened by deforestation. Our partner is also working closely with the Huanca people to minimize risks to this landscape by setting a standard for protection in the region.


Globally, the protection of this paradise will keep 15.5 million metric tons of carbon – nearly equivalent to the annual emissions of every passenger car in the state of Virginia – stored in our Earth.

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The protection of this project helps participate in several of the United Nations Sustainability Goals

The protection of this project helps participate in several of the United Nations Sustainability Goals

Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss.

Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.

The protection of this project helps participate in several of the United Nations Sustainability Goals

Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss.

Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss.



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Eric currently works as an independent consultant at the intersection of nature and climate, focused on catalysing market and non-market solutions to drive the just transition.

He previously was Head of Product at Earthshot Labs, supporting nature conservation and restoration projects across the global south secure project finance. Prior to Earthshot Labs, Eric led nature-based carbon project development for Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique and founded the Carbon Cooperative, a global alliance of leading nature conservation and restoration practitioners exploring carbon finance. After serving in the Peace Corps in Mozambique out of university, he spent much of his 20s working in community-based conservation and ecosystem restoration efforts in Sub-Saharan Africa interspersed with two startup ventures as co-founder and CEO of a mental health tech startup and COO of a sustainable coffee company. Eric has a dual Masters in Environmental Engineering and Environmental Policy from Stanford University where he was a NSF Graduate Research Fellow and a BS in Environmental Engineering from Tufts University.

Alan is a risk management thought-leader, superconnector, and FinTech pioneer. His mission is to enable an Earth Positive economy which includes nature in global accounting systems.

Alan is Founder of Generation Blue, a venture studio dedicated to planetary game changers powered by exponential technologies. Previously, Alan established Natural Capital Markets at Lykke AG, pioneering blockchain based forestry and carbon backed tokens. Alan has over two decades of risk management experience advising global financial institutions, and was a founding member of the RiskMetrics Group, a JPMorgan spin-off. Alan is an investor and advisor to regenerative impact ventures, including TreeBuddy.Earth, Regenativ, and Vlinder Climate.

Lori Whitecalf made history when she became the first woman to be elected Chief of Sweetgrass First Nation in 2011. She served three terms of office from 2011-2017.  

Lori took a two-year hiatus from leadership to expand the family ranch and serve as the FSIN Senior Industry Liaison. She was re-elected on November 29. 2019 and again on November 30, 2021, as Chief of Sweetgrass. Chief Whitecalf practises a traditional lifestyle of hunting, fishing and gathering. She currently sits on the following boards: Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technology, FSIN Lands and Resource Commission, Battle River Treaty 6 Health Centre and Battleford Agency Tribal Chiefs Executive Council, FSIN Women’s Commission.

Tina is the Chief Business Officer for MLTC Industrial Investments, the Economic Development arm of the Meadow Lake Tribal Council. She has a diverse background of experience. Having spent 15 years as a municipal Chief Operating Officer, 20 years involved in Saskatchewan’s Health Authority Board Keewatin Yatthe and 9 years with Northern Lights Board of Education. 


She continues as a Board Member with Beaver River Community Futures supporting small business development in her home region. Tina brings a wealth of experience in a variety of fields and many connections to the Indigenous communities of Northern Saskatchewan. In addition Tina holds a BA Advanced from the U of S, a Certificate in Local Government Authority from the U of R and is certified as a Professional Economic Developer for Saskatchewan and a certified Technician Aboriginal Economic Developer (TAED).

Tootoosis’ career spans 40+ years in HRM, political leadership, and Indigenous economic development, as a dedicated bridge builder and advocate for Indigenous causes.
As a key member of the Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority (SREDA) team since 2021, he develops strategies for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission final report and Call to Action #92.

He is a graduate of the First Nations University of Canada and a certified Professional Aboriginal Economic Developer. Spearheading various community initiatives while serving as a Chair of the SIEDN while directing ILDII and WIBF. Founder of MGT Consulting Tootoosis is based in Saskatoon, Treaty Six Territory.

Cy Standing (Wakanya Najin in Dakota) has a long and distinguished career including serving overseas as an Electronics Technician in the Royal Canadian Air Force, former Chief of Wahpeton Dakota Nation, former Vice Chief of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indigenous Nations (FSIN), past Executive Director of Community Development Branch of the Department of Northern Saskatchewan as well as an Order in Council appointment to the Federal Parole Board.  

Mr. Standing has served as a Director on many Profit and Non-Profit Corporate Boards, including serving as a Director for Affinity Credit Union with assets of over six billion dollars as well as IMI Brokerage and Wanuskewin and is currently a member of the One Tribe Indigenous Carbon Board.