Isangi Congo Rainforest Conservation Project

The Isangi project is located in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the heart of the Congo basin forest sometimes referred to as, "the left lung of the planet". Isangi is located at the confluence of the Congo and the Lomami Rivers. The Isangi project area is comprised of upland and lowland tropical forests that harbor a critical center of biodiversity and supports a large but isolated human population. The Isangi project was formerly a Safbois owned logging concession, converted by Jadora to a REDD+ project to preserve this critical ecosystem. .Current project activities and the secession of logging has demonstrated the Isangi project will remove over ten million metric tons of carbon dioxide from the earth's atmosphere through improved management -- enough to offset three months of carbon emissions for the city of New York or 100,000 average US households for a year.

The Isangi project provides many benefits to indigenous people. The project area is home to 30 villages with a combined population of more than 50,000 people. The Isangi project protects high conservation value forests, providing ancillary benefits to the wildlife and the people and is one of the most diverse habitats on the planet. It supports threatened and endangered species such as leopards, forest elephants, Red River hogs, 14 species of primates, (most notably the Bonobo chimpanzee), dwarf crocodiles, hornbills and rare bats. The area hosts 11% of the world's known bird species and is a haven of biodiversity.

Key Facts:

• A former logging concession converted to a REDD+ (Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation) conservation project

• Project area: 184,000 hectares of primary forest• Verified and Validated in September 2014, achieving the highest industry standard, a Gold rating by the VCS and CCBA

• Ten million metric tons of carbon sequestered

• Home to rare and critically endangered habitat, most notably the Bonobo Chimpanzee

• Unprecedented positive social and economic benefit to the local community

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