Wildlife Works develops forest conservation projects in partnership with communities who are safeguarding the most biodiverse ecosystems on Earth.
when conservation solutions are led by forest communities.
It is possible for wildlife and humans to thrive in harmony...
Wildlife Works’ holistic approach to conservation uses economic solutions to drive transformative levels of finance directly to forest communities for their own development goals.
OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS
CHIEF BASABA BOOT'OMBALA
MAI NDOMBE, DRC
"Since we began working with Wildlife Works, I have started to recover everything I had lost.
The animals are coming back, and since our sacred sites are now protected from the logging company, I have regained my powers."
"We depend on Mother Earth in order to have the products we need for our families. That's why it is our duty to keep the territory healthy."
ANNE BOKUTU BOLEKOKA
MOTHER AND LOCAL FARMER
"The Wildlife Works project takes into account the issue of gender discrimination. There are great initiatives to engage women with sustainable agriculture.
Thanks to the revenue from this project, I was able to send my children to school."
COMMUNITY LEADER, DRC
"Logging companies destroyed our forest and scared the animals away with their noisy machines. Not even in the colonial times did we see the schools and clinics we have now. We've been forgotten."
TEACHER IN MPILI VILLAGE, DRC
"Us teachers have not been able to receive enough support from the state.
By partnering with Wildlife Works and protecting the forest, we have gained funds to build more schools."
KASIGAU CORRIDOR, KENYA
"Since Wildlife Works came in full swing to protect the forest and wildlife, charcoal production has decreased significantly. I am pleased to see that because the area has began to cool down, because trees help to regulate the temperature of the environment."
CHIEF NKONSANGO NDALA
MAI NDOMBE, DRC
"We appreciate that Wildlife Works is committed for the long term, not like others who just donate individual items, like our old broken water pump, and then leave."
BATAMPANG VILLAGE, INDONESIA
Wildlife Works Indonesia ensures full transparency throughout the Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) process, which is crucial for the community.
HECTARES OF FORESTS PROTECTED
AVOIDED DEFORESTATION CREDITS ISSUED
IUCN ENDANGERED SPECIES PROTECTED
One hectare is roughly equivalent to two football fields (10,000 square meters).
AVOIDED DEFORESTATION CARBON CREDITS
One carbon credit is equal to one metric ton of carbon dioxide. Avoided deforestation is defined as preventing deforestation by creating a change in policy, funding, actions, goals, etc. By stopping deforestation that would have happened if our projects did not exist, we can prevent carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere. One metric ton of carbon dioxide is roughly equivalent to the amount of carbon dioxide that 40 mature tropical rainforest trees breathe in each year. However, each species of tree is different, and various environmental factors can affect this rate. That is why our on-the-ground teams meticulously work to analyze the amount of carbon in each of our project areas every year.
Community partners include all of the people who live in the project area and are impacted by project activities.
IUCN ENDANGERED SPECIES
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is the leading authority on determining the conservation status of each species. After extensive research, species are listed on a scale of Not Threatened (NT) to Extinct (EX).
Office in the United Kingdom
3 REDD+ Projects in the Pacific Ecoregion of Colombia
2 REDD+ Projects in Amazonian Colombia
Office in Panama
Office in Cameroon
Office in Tanzania
Office in Indonesia
REDD+ Project:Kasigau, Kenya
Mai Ndombe, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Global Headquarters in California
THE WILDLIFE WORKS ORIGIN STORY
Wildlife Works was founded in 1997 with a mission to develop solutions for wildlife conservation which work for local communities.
POACHER TO PROTECTOR
The Mai Ndombe REDD+ Project in the DRC employs over 20 eco-guardians, many of whom are former poachers.
ABOUT THE MAI NDOMBE REDD+ PROJECT
The Mai Ndombe REDD+ Project protects 300,000 hectares of critical bonobo and forest elephant habitat within the world’s second-largest intact rainforest and some of the most important wetlands on the planet, the Congo Basin.
WATER IS LIFE
At the Kasigau Corridor REDD+ project in Kenya, community members are investing carbon revenue into improving access to water for all.
PORTRAIT OF A RANGER: CONNIE
At the Kasigau Corridor REDD+ project in Kenya, Connie Mwandaa has helped pave the way for female rangers.
ABOUT THE KASIGAU CORRIDOR REDD+ PROJECT
The Kasigau Corridor REDD+ project is the world’s first and longest standing certified REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation) project.
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