Lion Carbon: creating biodiversity value and sustainable management through REDD+


Zambia
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Ref: 26-016

Status: Current

Round:
25
Funding Scheme:
Main Project
Project Leader:
Lead Organisation:
Project Partners:
BioCarbon Partners, Lion Landscapes
Start Date:
01-05-19
End Date:
31-10-21
Funding:
£341,170.00
Regions:
Sub-Saharan Africa
Biomes:
Dry lands, Savanna
Threats To Biodiversity:
Land use change
Broad Approches:
Community management, Livelihoods, Incentives, Ex situ, Species conservation
Specific Tools:
Nbsap, Ecosystem services, Monitoring, Cepa, Training, Research, Research training
Countries:
Zambia
Conventions:
CBD
Project Summary:
This project will test a biodiversity conservation model liked to carbon offsets, working with communities in Zambia. ‘Lion Carbon’ is a scalable and sustainable biodiversity conservation model, which links payment to local communities (generated through the REDD+ avoided deforestation mechanism) to 30-year habitat protection agreements. Lion Carbon addresses the proximate threats to biodiversity (poaching, habitat loss, and poor management) through strengthening local and regional capacity to manage natural resources, and the social threats (poverty and undervalued biodiversity) through job creation and the distribution of benefits from verified forest carbon offsets to local communities.


Documents:
Title: 26-016 App (edited)
Download: Application Form [pdf] 2019-09-26 00:00:00

Title: 26-016 HYR1 - edited
Download: Half Year Report [pdf] 2020-08-25 00:00:00

Title: 26-016 AR1 - edited
Download: Annual Report [pdf] 2020-08-25 00:00:00

Title: 26-016 HYR2
Download: Half Year Report [pdf] 2021-02-03 00:00:00