The Offset Projects
Prevented deforestation projects in Kenya and Congo that uplift local communities
UNITED NATIONS ENVISIONED STANDARD
Changes land-use | Prevents illegal logging, charcoal production and slash-and-burn-agriculture | Provides education
Our carbon offset partner Wildlife Works
All the carbon offsets you get through CARBY are from projects created and managed by our partner, Wildlife Works. These projects prevent carbon emissions by protecting forests and their biodiversity, conserving wildlife and creating sustainable jobs. Wildlife Works is a global leader in REDD+ carbon offset projects, particularly in critical wildlife areas.
REDD+ is an acronym for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation, a UN-envisioned Climate Change mitigation strategy designed to protect forests that would otherwise be destroyed and thereby avoid the release of CO2 emissions that harm the environment.
Every 48 hours, we are losing a forest area the size of New York City. The destruction of forests is the second largest source of carbon emissions, more than the entire global transportation sector. Offsetting your unavoidable emissions with REDD+ credits prevents further deforestation and is one of the most impactful and direct actions you can take to fight climate change.
100% transparent & third-party verified
All CARBY carbon offsets and our partner projects are 3rd party verified and validated. The verification and validation reports for these projects are available through the Verified Carbon Standard website under project number 612 and project number 934.
Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) is the premier carbon standard organization. VCS is based in California and establishes the standards for carbon offsets, their verification, registry and accounting methodology. All VCS validated project reports are publicly available on their website.
The World's First REDD+ Carbon Credit Project
In 2011, the Wildlife Works Kasigau Corridor REDD+ Project was successfully validated and verified under the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) and the Climate, Community and Biodiversity Standard (CCB). This is the world's first REDD+ project to receive issuance of carbon credits and is the world's first VCS REDD+ mega-project: it will result in the avoidance of over 1 million tonnes of CO2-e emissions per year for the next 30 years.
Status of the Project Today
Wildlife Works' ground-breaking REDD+ initiative protects over 500,000 acres of highly threatened Kenyan forest, securing the entire wildlife migration corridor between Tsavo East and Tsavo West National Parks, and brings the benefits of direct carbon financing to more than 100,000 people in the surrounding communities.
The Kasigau Corridor REDD+ project was awarded the additional distinction of Gold level status by the CCB (Climate, Community and Biodiversity Standard) for exceptional biodiversity and climate benefits. The project area is home to a diversity of over 50 species of large mammals, more than 20 species of bats and over 300 species of birds and important populations of IUCN Red List species such as Grevy's Zebra, Cheetah, Lion, African Wild Dog as well as over 2000 African elephants.
Mass Timber Extraction Prevented by Carbon Offsets
Over 750,00 acres of rainforest along the west side of Lake Mai Ndombe in Western Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that were highly valued by logging companies had been zoned for commercial timber extraction. This forest is home to Chimpanzees, Bonobos and forest elephants and includes some of the most important wetlands in the world. It is also home to some 50,000 people. The logging companies largely ignored the rights and health of the community and the wildlife, resulting in severe environmental damage. It brought little or no economic benefit to the local people and drove already threatened wildlife populations down.
In 2008, following a governmental revision of the DRC National Forest Code, 91 of 156 logging contracts were suspended in an effort to address corruption in the sector. Following this, Wildlife Works implemented the REDD+ conservation strategy of using carbon revenues to protect the area from deforestation and establish sustainable development for the local community.
Status of the Project Today
Today, the DRC REDD+ project covers 750,000 acres of threatened forest. An average of 5.7 million tons of CO2e reductions per year is achieved through the conservation management of two former logging concessions.
Sustainable agriculture, fishing and livestock have been introduced to relieve deforestation pressure on the local community.