Anthrotect delivers on validation by VCS/CCBA for the Choco-Darien. Over its 30-year lifespan, the 13,465-hectare project expects to prevent the emission of over 2.8 million tons of C02 into the atmosphere. It is the first VCS-verified project in South America that addresses unplanned deforestation on community-owned lands.
ecoPartners contributed to Wildlife Works/ERA's project in the DRC that covers 299,645 ha of terra firma, swamp forest, savanna and inundated grassland. It will fund capacity-building workshops and provide livelihoods for local peoples as well as save thousands of hectares from degradation and deforestation.
ecoPartners is working with New Leaf Africa to protect Guinea's forests and mangroves. New Leaf Africa will use value from carbon credits to deliver health, education, and agricultural intensification projects to local communities.
ecoPartners and Wildlife Works have revised the Methodology for Avoided Deforestation to include accounting methods for planned, mosaic and frontier scenarios. It is the most effective REDD methodology under the VCS Standard, accounting for over 6 million tonnes of verified reductions on 460,000 hectares and representing half of all verified REDD+ projects.
The Yurok tribe has conserved over 21,000 acres of coast redwood and douglas-fir forest in Northern California using carbon finance. This project ensures that traditional livelihoods and lifestyles can continue, as well as conservation of this unique California ecotype.