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Kasigau Wildlife Corridor REDD+, Kenya

Kasigau Wildlife Corridor REDD+, Kenya

On the African continent alone, more than 4 million hectares of forests disappeared annually between 2000 and 2005. In Kenya, vast forest areas are cleared by slash-and-burn methods to obtain short-term fertile soil as well as timber and firewood. The Kasigau REDD+ project protects about 200,000 ha of dry forest and savannah. Being provided alternative employment opportunities, the local population becomes independent from income generating activities that cause deforestation.

The project area, connecting the Tsavo East and Tsavo West national parks,
serves as an important wildlife corridor and is home to numerous bird species
and endangered animals such as zebras, cheetahs, lions and more than 2,000 African elephants. Besides the conservation of a natural carbon sink, the project also helps to protect local biodiversity.

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  • Verification: Det Norske Veritas Climate Change Services AS (DNV)

  • Type: VCS, CCBS Gold Level

  • Volume p.a.: 1,000,000 tons CO2-equivalents

 

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