Lower Zambezi REDD+ Project, Zambia

Project Summary:

 

  • The Lower Zambezi REDD+ project protects more than 38,000 hectares (94,000+ acres) of Miombo forest in Zambia that borders the Lower Zambezi National Park.
  • Degradation from unsustainable charcoal production followed by deforestation and conversion to agriculture threaten these forests.
  • The project aims to reduce degradation and deforestation by working with communities to implement sustainable charcoal production practices, improve agricultural practices, and provide incentives for conservation.

 

Co-Benefits:

 

  • The project protects habitat and corridors for lions, elephants, and locally threatened sable (and enforces a strict no hunting policy).
  • Local communities will improve productivity and incomes from farming, honey production, sustainable charcoal production, and eco-tourism.
  • These communities also receive training on water wells and improved access to clean water, as well as support for schools.

 

 

Project Standards:

 

Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) and Climate, Community, and Biodiversity (CCB) Standard (triple-gold)

 

BioCarbon Partners

 

LZRP Brochure

Students planting trees

Project Summary:

 

  • The Lower Zambezi REDD+ project protects more than 38,000 hectares (94,000+ acres) of Miombo forest in Zambia that borders the Lower Zambezi National Park.
  • Degradation from unsustainable charcoal production followed by deforestation and conversion to agriculture threaten these forests.
  • The project aims to reduce degradation and deforestation by working with communities to implement sustainable charcoal production practices, improve agricultural practices, and provide incentives for conservation.

 

 

 

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Co-Benefits:

 

  • The project protects habitat and corridors for lions, elephants, and locally threatened sable (and enforces a strict no hunting policy).
  • Local communities will improve productivity and incomes from farming, honey production, sustainable charcoal production, and eco-tourism.
  • These communities also receive training on water wells and improved access to clean water, as well as support for schools.

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