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Land Conservation

Galleries Commit has partnered with Art to Acres to permanently conserve 200,000 acres of ecologically vital and vulnerable land by creating the Chuyapi-Urusayhua regional conservation area in Peru.  

 

This is the first large-scale, gallery worker-led, collective land conservation project, demonstrating the potential to make a significant and meaningful impact when galleries, gallery workers, and our allies unite for a climate-conscious future.   

 

The old-growth cloud forest is being conserved as a national protected area at the direct request of the local communities. This will protect wildlife and ecosystems in a last chance mammal area as well as forests that currently store 30,531,002 tonnes of carbon (tCO2). At current deforestation rates, about 13,920 tonnes of this carbon would be released into the atmosphere each year if unprotected. 

Chuyapi-Urusayhua Region

Project Metrics

198,752 acres

Total Project Size

 

30,531,002 tCO2 

 Total Stored Carbon on Project Location

153 tCO2

Stored Carbon Per Acre

$0.34

Conservation Cost Per Acre

0.33%

 Threat Coefficient

(Annual rate of deforestation if unprotected)

13,920 tCO2

Avoided Release Annually

$4.92

Cost of Avoided Release per tCO2

Learn more about the project here.

How much should I contribute?

$4.92 

 Permanently conserves 14 acres and protects 1 tCO2 per year.

 

$35  

 Permanently conserves 100 acres and protects 7 tCO2 per year.

$350 

 Permanently conserves 1,000 acres and protects 70 tCO2 per year. 

 

$3,500  

 Permanently conserves 10,000 acres and protects 700 tCO2 per year. 

Contributions are made directly to Art to Acres, a 501c3 non-profit, and are fully tax deductible. 

Names of contributors will eventually be listed on this website in alphabetical order.

 

Want to contribute as part of a personal or gallery carbon footprint drawdown strategy? 

Email galleriescommit@gmail.com to learn more​ about this calculation.