an exciting new project in Zambia
In Zambia we have partnered with BioCarbon Partners, the Lion Recovery Fund, National Geographic's Big Cats Initiative and the Darwin Initiative to develop Lion Carbon - a premium carbon offset, which gives local communities meaningful income in return for long-term wildlife and habitat protection agreements.
Income is generated through the sale of verified forest carbon offsets through an avoided deforestation mechanism known as REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation). Lion Carbon holistically addresses the main threats to lions by giving intact habitat and wildlife value to local communities, whilst supporting community based anti-poaching and wildlife management efforts over 1 million hectares of prime lion habitat. This is an extremely ambitious but exciting project, and we look forward to sharing more as it develops.
This short video shows the incredible community benefits of BCP carbon offsets.