Paraná Rainforest Restoration

Reducing logging and regenerating native forests in Misiones, Argentina


Preventing deforestation and regenerating biodiversity in perpetuity for the benefit of local communities and the native ecosystem

Located in the north eastern province of Misiones, in San Pedro, Argentina, the field of native forest where the project is located has 22,878.5 hectares and is immersed in a Green Corridor. Historically controlled logging has been carried out in this area since the 1960s with logging now significantly reduced as a result of the project and will continue to decrease as the project progresses. The project activity is Improved Forest Management with areas that will be enriched and regenerated by planting over 250,000 native species annually to increase forest productivity and biodiversity and control the uncontrolled expansion of Bambuceas and other monocultures which are not native to this region.


The climate benefits of the project include the reductions or removals of GHG emissions resulting from forest regeneration, these are expected to reach 3,106,582 tCO2e during the crediting period, averaging 103,553 tCO2e per year. The community benefits of the project include improvements in the well-being of communities resulting from the project activities in place. The biodiversity benefits of the project are aimed at regeneration and increasing the population of native species. 

VCS Project Status:

Under Development


Misiones, Argentina


228,785 hectares

Project Type:

IFM (Improved Forest Management)

Estimated Annual Emissions Reductions

103,553 Tonnes CO2

Crediting Period Term

1st,  01/12/2021 – 30/11/2121

Indigenous & Community Impact

Community Stakeholders – Mbya Guaraní community (Tekoa Alecrin)

The surrounding rural areas outside the project area (Cruce Caballero, Tobuna, Alegría and Piñeiro), is home to one of the 5 indigenous villages that live in the department of San Pedro, Misiones. These are the original Mbyá-Guarani people, who have a large presence in this area of the Misiones forest. Traditionally, the Mbyá-Guaraní have developed a way of life linked to the forest, both in material, social and spiritual terms which the restoration aims to support. The indigenous communities in the project area of Tekoa Alecrín have been a part of the consultation process and have influenced the design of the projects to ensure they are not negatively affected.


Project Characteristics:  

  • Project start date: 1st December, 2021
  • Project duration: 100 years
  • GHG crediting period: 1st December 2021 to 31st December 2050
  • Estimated GHG Emission Reductions or Removals: 103,553 per annum


This project is verified by the Verified Carbon Standard and Climate, Community and Biodiversity Standard.

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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.