Wildlife Works Inc. established. Rukinga is selected as the first project site.
Wildlife Works EPZ is incorporated in preparation of the fair trade factory in Kenya.
First rangers are hired. No gun policy is established. 800 snares removed per day.
Fair trade factory completed using rammed earth construction technique.
First elephants return to Rukinga.
First school is built.
First finished t-shirt comes off the production line.
Four out of the "big five" return to Rukinga.
2002 TO 2003
New logo and launch of our direct-to-consumer website.
A few PR highlights
2005 TO 2008
Wildlife Works takes financial responsibility for protecting Rukinga Sanctuary.
Pilot pop-up store opens in San Francisco.
Produced fashion show for U.N. World Environment Day in SF.
Debut at London Fashion Week.
Wildlife Works Carbon LLC founded.
Received first CCB Gold Validation for biodiversity and community excellence for Kasigau.
Started work on certifying the first REDD+ pilot project with Kasigau, Kenya.
Launched VCS REDD+ Methodology Development Program.
Launched community phase of REDD+ project in Kasigau to expand protection area to 500,000 acres (from original 80,000) which provides carbon credit income to 5,000 local land owners and cobenefits to 100,000 people in the surrounding area.
Wildlife Works Rebrand
Kasigau Corridor REDD+ project delivered the world's first REDD+ VCS Carbon Credits.
Received double approval of VCS methodology.
Started work on Mai Ndombe REDD+ Project.
Founded Code REDD, a nonprofit to grow the market and cross industry support for REDD credits.
Global launch of Code REDD at the 20th Anniversary of the Rio Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro Brazil.
Validation and 1st Verification of Mai Ndombe REDD+ Project.
Launched Stand for Trees, a direct to consumer platform to sell REDD+ credits and grow awareness for protecting forests to fight climate change.
We partnered with Prince EA to produce "Dear Future Generations: Sorry" that received over one hundred million views and brought $500k in consumer offsets purchases to Stand for Trees.
2016 TO 2017
Started providing consulting services for other REDD+ projects.
IFC lists world's first Forest Bond that pays Wildlife Works credits as dividends on London Stock Exchange.
Rob Dodson, Head of African Operations, tragically passed away.
His spirit lives on in our hearts.
Mai Ndombe REDD+ Project nested under jurisdictional program, making it the first program in the world to make it through the World Bank pipeline to nest a project within a jurisdictional program.
Started work in Colombia: USAID awarded us management of 8 REDD+ projects in Colombia under Program Paramos y Bosques.
Issued first REDD+ credits for the Southern Cardamom REDD+ Project in Cambodia in partnership with Wildlife Alliance after successful validation and verification in August.
Opened first Wildlife Works retail store in Nairobi.