Lion Carbon; an exciting new project in Zambia

In Zambia we have partnered with BioCarbon Partners and the Lion Recovery Fund to develop Lion Carbon - a scalable and sustainable biodiversity conservation model, which links payment to local communities in return for long-term wildlife and habitat protection agreements. Payments are 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. Lion Carbon also provides better security for wildlife through 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. 

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