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Luangwa Community Forests

Africa’s largest REDD+ project
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  • Implemented on communal land in 12 chiefdoms falling within Game Management Areas and 2 private ranches. In partnership with local authorities and the Zambian government
  • The project empowers community stakeholders through activities such as conservation agriculture, harvesting of non-timber forest products, enterprise development, infrastructure development and water provision
  • Reduces emissions by 1,368,629 tons a year
  • The project protects close to 1 million hectares of forest
  • Protects wild dogs, leopards, lions, elephants and Thornicroft’s Giraffes
  • The project benefits close to 36,000 households through activities such as honey production, conservation farming and clean drinking water
  • Verra (VCS) – VM0009
  • Climate, Community & Biodiversity Alliance (CCBA) – Triple Gold
  • Project Lifetime: 30 years from 2015
  • Project Status: First verification was completed July 2018
The following Sustainable Development Goals are being pursued with this project:
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