biodiversity project

Colombian Amazon

A biodiversity credit built by indigenous peoples, for indigenous peoples, and translated to the global market.





Area size

71,500 ha

Project duration

Yearly renewal

Credit name

Savimbo - Voluntary Biodiversity Credit

$ 7.50 USD

One unit represents protection of 1 hectare land for 1 month.
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Colombian Amazon

The Savimbo Biodiversity Project focuses on creating a conservation economy by offering fair-trade biodiversity credits to small farmers and indigenous groups safeguarding tropical forests. Each credit represents one hectare of 100% conserved biodiversity in a hotspot, documented with photo or video evidence. The project addresses the lack of a certifying standard for biodiversity credits and involves indigenous groups, who, despite being 6% of the world's population, protect 80% of its biodiversity. The methodology, developed with their input, is under review by international bodies and certifiers. Savimbo's approach simplifies biodiversity science, allowing direct sales by indigenous groups and avoiding middlemen. The methodology, inspired by grassroots activism led by Jhony Lopez, is applied globally, benefiting ecosystems in various countries. The project aims to support environmental conservation while providing economic opportunities for local communities.


T1.3 Tropical/Subtropical montane rainforests


Camera traps





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1. No Poverty

10. Reduced Inequality

15. Life on Land


GBF Targets

3: Conservation

1: Managing strategic areas

9: Social / Wild

11: Social / Nature's contribution, 22: Solutions / Inclusion


Ecosystem Services

Spiritual, artistic and symbolic services

Rainfall pattern regulation

Genetic material

Global climate regulation



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Cotton-top Tamarin (Saguinus oedipus)

Andean Condor (Vultur gryphus)

Yellow-eared Parrot (Ognorhynchus icterotis)

Santa Marta Poison Frog (Andinobates opisthomelas)

Mountain Tapir (Tapirus pinchaque)

Huila Poison Dart Frog (Andinobates viridis)


Savimbo is a company created by, and for, indigenous smallfarmers in the Colombian Amazon. Their aim is to employ 1 billion smallfarmers within 10 years to clean the world’s air.

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What are biodiversity credits?

Biodiversity credits represent a standardized unit of positive biodiversity outcomes. They provide a tangible measure of the positive impact a company can make on nature through biodiversity conservation and restoration.

Are these for offsetting?

No, "voluntary biodiversity credits" are distinct from biodiversity offsets. While offsetting is a regulated practice, voluntary biodiversity credits focus on achieving nature-positive impacts beyond mere compensation. They offer an immediate way to enhance a company's impact profile and contribute positively to stakeholders. Biodiversity is highly complex and local, cannot be simply compensated. Therefore to stop and reverse nature loss urgently, companies need to take nature-positive immediate action.

Can the projects also contribute to climate action?

Absolutely. Although biodiversity credits usually don't directly quantify CO2 equivalent units, the restoration and conservation efforts they support act as natural safeguards against climate change. These projects provide dual benefits by positively influencing both nature and climate.

How can my company benefit?

Your company can benefit by demonstrating a commitment to nature-positive actions, enhancing its sustainability profile, and fostering positive stakeholder relationships. Biodiversity credits also offer a practical way to better align your business with environmental, social, and governance (ESG) goals. Integrating nature-positive impact in your business opens the door for product and service innovation, higher employee engagement, and help your business grow roots into the future of sustainable economy.

Why choose Boosterra?

Boosterra specializes in providing high-integrity biocredits ready for business use and ESG reporting. As an independent platform, we empower companies to choose the most suitable portfolio for their nature targets. We offer guidance on best practices to seamlessly embed impact into business operations and enable effective communication with stakeholders.

What happens after purchase?

After purchase, you will receive an impact certificate via email along with a data sheet for reporting purposes. We also value your feedback as it helps us continually improve our services.

Can I get more help?

Absolutely. We offer assistance in aligning your company's strategy with nature-positive impact, integrating biodiversity credits into your business model, and providing support for nature related reporting. Contact us now!