AN ENVIRONMENTALLY-FRIENDLY EVENT
A route drawn up in collaboration with the local authorities in each country.
Selective sorting and a waste processing programme established with the local authorities.
100 tonnes of waste collected and recycled at the bivouacs, including 58 from ecological “green zones”.
Guided tours of the bivouacs are organised in collaboration with the local authorities for local populations and underprivileged children.
THE DAKAR AND THE GREENOXX PROJECT
The Dakar offsets 100% of its carbon footprint thanks to the Greenoxx environmental project, whose goal is to protect the tropical Amazon rain forest thanks to the Madre de Dios initiative.
THE DAKAR AND MADRE DE DIOS
- The Peruvian Amazon runs a serious risk of deforestation, especially following the construction of a transoceanic road that crosses the forest. The current resources are not sufficient in nature to protect the forest against uncontrolled farming and illegal deforestation whose perpetrators are attracted by the high value of tropical trees.
- The Madre de Dios Amazon REDD project will considerably reduce deforestation thanks to an increase in inspections and projects that benefit the local communities. Madre de Dios Amazon REDD covers approximately 100,000 hectares of Amazon rain forest located in the ecological corridor region of Vilcabamba – Amboró, one of the hotspots of world biodiversity. The forest in which the project is located is very important in preserving biodiversity because it is a habitat for 35 species of tropical tree and animals in danger of extinction. From a social point of view, the project contributes to the sustainable development of rural populations and indigenous communities living in the neighbouring areas (the Yine, Huitoto, Mascho Piro, Yora and Amahuaca tribes).
- The project provides all the necessary guarantees and also displays considerable openness. As a result, it boasts high ratings and has been awarded certificates by the international carbon trading markets. The project is certified FSC (Forest Stewardship Council), CCB Gold qualification (Climate, Community and Biodiversity) and VCS (Verified Carbon Standard).