Zanzibar has been planting trees for over 35 years and during this time explored and helped develop carbon credit funding for forest restoration projects.
We continue to be interested in developing unique riparian afforestation projects using multiple forest offset protocols with multiple first nations joint venture partners.
Our pilot projects were on private lands with additional opportunisties identified on provincial lands and First Nations Reserves land (IR) in Briish Columbia Canada
The projects were undertaken on previously forested riparian areas which are currently non-forested and degraded due to past agricultural activities. The goal of these projects was to restore riparian function and promote biodiversity.
These pilot projects represented a first step towards understanding how to manage larger carbon tenures on under performing ecosystems. In the short term the approach enables much needed funding for degraded riparian forest and promotes great social environmental, economic and first nation’s spiritual significance. In the long term it represents a solid investment on many levels.
The model employs a mix of ex ante and ex post strategies with multiple clients into multiple carbon credit markets.