Reforestation project using native species in Maringa-Lopori-Wamba region (Democratic Republic of Congo): establishment of the Bonobo Peace Forest.CDM-AR-PDD
Bonobos are endemic to the forests of the Democratic Republic of Congo and are at a high risk of extinction. Specifically, the UN has drawn attention to the speed at which infrustructure growth is infringing on bonobo habitat. Thus, it developed a program to halt these trends and conserve the bonobos.
Goals & Approach
The goal of the project is to reforestation with native arboreal species and safeguard of bonobos in a protected reserve after reforestation through improving economic conditions int he region. Specifically, the program plans to introduce breeding animals and provide educational resources to local communities in Maringa-Lopori-Wamba region.
The project is expected to have significant ecological benefits (biodiversity, prevention of soil erosion, water storage and quality, and carbon sequestration) and socio-economic benefits (new work, education, and training opportunities) for a extremely poor region of Maringa-Lopori-Wamba.
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.
- Bonobo Conservation Initiative
- UNFCCC - CDM
- IN.SER. - Infrastrutture e Servizi S.p.A.