REDD+ Pilot Initiative in Kilwa District
Community Forest Reserves, created through this REDD+ project, protect the local forests from deforestation while allowing for the sustainable harvesting of high-value timber. REDD+ carbon offsets are then generated through the community protection of the region’s Miombo woodlands and coastal forest areas, further serving to mitigate global climate change.
Your support will enable:
The community-led management of forests.
Premium prices for sustainably harvested timber, for the benefit of the forest community.
New forms of income through the sale of REDD+ carbon offsets.
Protection of elephants, buffalos and lions that disperse seasonally from the Selous Game Reserve.
Conservation of forests storing carbon, thereby minimising the release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, and mitigating climate change.
VCS Fire management methodology approved November 2015 – PD under development for certification by VCS and CCBA in 2016.
Carbon Tanzania, in partnership with the Mpingo Conservation Development Initiative (MCDI), will be marketing the forest carbon offsets generated on this project for the benefit of the forest communities involved.