The April Salumei project is located in Papua New Guinea, a country which contains up to 10% of the world’s biodiversity in less than 1% of the world’s total land area.
Approximately 600,000 hectares of virgin tropical rainforest has been conserved preventing 22.8 million tonnes of carbon emissions. The projects also protects vital habitat for many endangered species including the palm cockatoo, the bird of paradise and the southern crowned pigeon.
Sustainable Development Goals
- Project Type: Native Forest Conservation
- Location: East Sepik, Papua New Guinea
- Emissions prevention
- Wildlife protection
- Habitat conservation
- Community development
- Solar lighting
The numbers stack up
600,000600,000 hectares of virgin tropical rainforest protected
22.8m22.8 million tonnes of carbon emissions avoided over 38 years
Scenes from the project
Proceeds from the sale of carbon offsets are directly invested in community health services, education, infrastructure and solar lighting in areas with no access to electricity.