Kibale National Park rehabilitation project
Located in southwest Uganda, the Kibale National Park (KNP) is one of the last remaining tropical forest blocks in the country. It harbours the greatest variety and concentration of primates found anywhere in East Africa and is home to at least 350 tree species. Despite the park’s ecological value, deforestation and historic consumptive use of the park have contributed to significant deterioration of KNP’s forest and its biodiversity over the past 30 years.
Face the Future has been working the Ugandan Wildlife Authority (UWA) since the early 90’s to reforest approximately 10,000 ha inside the park, aiming to protect and restore biodiversity, increase carbon stocks and sustain the park’s overall vital ecological functions. So far, 3,500 hectares have been successfully restored.
The carbon benefits of the project are validated and verified against the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS), resulting in high quality carbon credits.
Location: Kibale National Park, Uganda
Project type: Reforestation
Total emission reductions: >15.000 per year
Standard: VCS, FSC
Crediting period: 99 years
Methodoligy: CDM-AM AR-0010
Developer: Face the Future
Project participant: Uganda Wildlife Authority
We expect the first Voluntary Carbon Unit (VCU) issuance in October 2011. Volumes are expected to be in the hundreds of thousands with vintages spanning from 2009-2010. Face the Future is seeking pre-orders for these VCUs.
Project Investment Opportunity
Face the Future seeks investors who are interested in regenerating 2,500 ha of untreated area inside the VCS boundary, which will result in further social, biodiversity and carbon sequestration benefits. Planting can start as early as 2012 and our rehabilitation capacity is 500 ha per year.
- See the complete brochure on this project listed below.
- A recent study performed by Jasper Klomp of Wageningen University shows the effect of browsing African forest elephants on the carbon stocks in restored forest in Kibale National Park. The thesis is available for download below.