Resource Details

Reforestation project using native species in Maringa-Lopori-Wamba region (Democratic Republic of Congo): establishment of the Bonobo Peace Forest. CDM-AR-PDD

Project: Available at NO COST Project - Nonprofit Project - Government

Bonobo Conservation Initiative. 2008, Reforestation project using native species in Maringa-Lopori-Wamba region (Democratic Republic of Congo): establishment of the Bonobo Peace Forest. United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Clean Development Mechanism.

Affiliations

  • Bonobo Conservation Initiative
  • UNFCCC - CDM
  • IN.SER. - Infrastrutture e Servizi S.p.A.
  • AVSI

Link(s)

UNFCCC

Species Info

  • Gilbertiodendron dewevrei
  • Brachystegia laurentii
  • Julbernadia seretii
  • Musanga cecropiodes
  • Trema spp.
  • Terminalia spp.
  • Acoumea klaineana

Description

  • This Clean Development Mechanism reforestation project will plant trees on 1600 ha of degraded bonobo habitat in the Lopori River Basin of the Congo.
  • The CDM provides financing for reforestation activities that will sequester carbon. The project proponents indicate that illegal charcoal burning and agriculture would cause carbon emissions, but that this project will restore bonobo habitat while sequestering carbon at the same time.
  • The project will collect seeds and seedling of native species preferred by bonobos.

Geographical Region

  • Central Africa
  • Country

  • Congo (DRC)
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