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Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor

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ABOUT

The project works to link small patches of remnant vegetation and nature reserves in the Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor in Southwest Australia. Through planting species indigenous to the region the revegetation project encourages the reintroduction of endangered species and combats desertification in this biodiverse hotspot. The Yarra Yarra Corridor was once an area of vibrant woodlands. But since the arrival of Europeans in the early 1900s years ago, approximately 97% of the vegetation has been cleared for traditional farming practices. Now, due to problem soils and a drying climate, parts of the landscape are not suitable for traditional agriculture. The loss of habitat has also caused native species to be under threat. The project works to restore habitat and provide safe refuge for various flora and fauna. The project provides Biodiverse Reforestation Carbon Offsets, which are not with a standard, as the methodology is in line with Gold Standard Foundations’ Land Use and Forests (LUF) framework. They are, however, unaccredited. In order to claim carbon abatement using BRCOs to meet international standards, we retire an equivalent number of certified carbon credits from an international project. This will ensure that we are fulfilling claims of carbon or climate neutrality. In this way, we’re able to support Australian biodiverse reforestation and all other co-benefits this project brings, help plant more trees and shrubs, and meet abatement requirements.

IMPACT

tree
30
Million mixed native species of trees and shrubs planted
earth
1.059
Million tons of carbon sequester over 50 years

BENEFITS

  • Provides employment and training opportunities for local people, contribution to local business, and positive engagement with Indigenous communities.
  • Captures carbon while providing crucial habitat for thousands of species of unique wildlife.
  • Forms partnerships with 11 local and national organizations have been formed from the project.

PHOTOS

VERIFICATIONS

The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) is a United Nations-run carbon offset scheme that allows countries to fund greenhouse gas emissions-reducing projects in other countries. CDM offset credits are verified and certified by authorized third parties. The CDM is also meant to deliver sustainable development benefits to the host country. CDM projects generate emissions credits called Certified Emission Reductions (CERs), which are then bought and traded.

UN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

Climate change is a global challenge that affects everyone, everywhere. This project aids in carbon sequestration which helps fight climate change.

Sustainably managing forests, combating desertification, halting and reversing land degradation, and halting biodiversity loss. The Tri-City Forest project helps provide a safe habitat for a variety of plants and animals.

Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.

Good health and well-being, ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all at all ages is essential to sustainable development.

Obtaining a quality education is the foundation to improving people’s lives and sustainable development. This project teaches local citizens to ensure their ability to maintain a living without cutting down the mangroves.

Avoid wasting water and clean, accessible water for all is an essential part of the world we want to live in. The Tri-City Forest project helps filter water and provide clean and safe water to those around it.

Sustainable economic growth will require societies to create the conditions that allow people to have quality jobs.

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