EMERYVILLE, CA – A Ugandan carbon offset project that will help preserve one of the country’s last remaining tropical forest areas has been verified and validated by Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) to the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS).
Developed by Face the Future, the project focuses on the restoration of natural forest using native tree species and fire control methods. Face the Future said it has been working with the Ugandan Wildlife Authority since the early 1990s to reforest approximately 10,000 hectares inside the park.
The project is generating carbon credits that will be sold to fund restoration activities in Uganda’s Kibale National Park, home to the largest chimpanzee populations in the world as well as more than 300 bird species, wild cats and elephants. A reported 370,000 voluntary carbon units were issued in September 2011 and Face the Future plans to generate additional credits to preserve more land in the future.
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