REDD+ Carbon Offset Programme
BioCarbon Partners (BCP) is a Zambian-headquartered social enterprise whose mission is to make forest conservation valuable to people. BCP works with communities in globally significant biodiversity landscapes in Africa to prevent deforestation by investing in long-term forest carbon projects. Utilising the innovative partnership-based REDD+ (Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation) project model, BCP facilitates community-based, market-driven solutions to deforestation that holistically deliver community development, habitat preservation and wildlife protection outcomes.
Munyamadzi and REDD+
The BCP-managed and USAID-sponsored Community Forests Programme protects over 200,000 ha of forest within the Luembe Chiefdom, including the entirety of Munyamadzi Game Reserve. Through the programme the Luembe Chiefdom community received performance-based Conservation Fees of USD 63,000 in April 2017 which will fund community development projects such as boreholes for clean drinking water, assistance to schools and medical facilities. The Programme is currently undergoing REDD+ verification, after which time self-sustaining carbon offset sales will generate income for the community for the next 30 years.
Learn more about their Luangwa Community Forests Project here.