How to protect forests and wildlife while surrounding communities benefit

One day, an American businessman who went to do a safari in Kenya fell in love with the Tsavo region’s wildlife but noticed the difficulties the communities around the wildlife sanctuaries faced. He set up Wildlife Works and in 2011 their Kasigau Corridor Project became the first Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+)… Read more »

GCF joins initiative to help Africa expand its REDD+ roots

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) is helping REDD+ gain a stronger foothold in Africa by joining the first initiative to promote a regional approach to using payments to keep forests standing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.   GCF staff joined more than 60 REDD+ experts and country representatives from 22 African countries at a workshop… Read more »

To contain global warming, our planet needs 1,2 trillion of new trees

The best way to contain the global warming, besides preserving the existing forests, is to plant trees. According to a publication from Science magazine, the massive reforesting in underutilized areas is the best way to get to the limit established at the UN’s IPCC. At last years report, the goal was to limit global average temperature increase… Read more »