Certification | VCS
Projects across South America, Oceania and Africa protect millions of hectares of native forests which secure wildlife habitat and support local communities. For example, projects across Peru protect large, in-tact expanse of rainforest that would otherwise be cleared, preventing the release of millions of tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions each year. Protecting the forests secures the carbon stored within the organic matter.
These projects diversify landholder income and put a value on retaining the forests by supporting sustainable agroforestry including cocoa and coffee production. In addition to reducing emissions, protecting rainforests secures vital habitat for millions of endemic and endangered rainforest species of animals and plants.
The projects meet the following Sustainable Development Goals
- Project Type: Native Forest Conservation
- Location: South America, Oceana, Africa
- Emissions prevention
- Wildlife protection
- Habitat conservation
- Soil salinity & erosion prevention
- Community empowerment and sustainable agriculture
The numbers stack up
700,000Over 700,000 hectares of pristine, ancient forest protected
25 millionPreventing the emission of over 25 million tonnes of carbon over the projects' lifetime
Scenes from the project
Rainforests across the world are renowned for their precious native wildlife, indigenous plant species and biodiversity. These forest protection projects prevent the release of emissions, diversify income for local communities, delivering a new business model by generating revenue from the sale of carbon offsets.