Mai Ndombe, Democratic Republic of CongoReduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation, protecting the world’s second-largest intact rainforest
Avoided deforestation (REDD+) in Democratic Republic of Congo
Mai Ndombe protects 300,000 hectares of critical bonobo and forest elephant habitat within the world’s second-largest intact rainforest, as well as some of the most important wetlands on the earth in the Congo Basin.
The project reduces the drivers of forest and biodiversity loss and invests in the surrounding local communities, which are among the world’s most impoverished.
The project provides the following positive impacts:
Avoided deforestation of >99,000 hectares
Avoided CO2e emissions >36,000,000
Logging halted, deforested areas regenerated bringing back biodiversity & wildlife
Improved livelihood and well-being for >11,000 local community members
Mobile health clinic serving remote areas
12 new schools built to support local education