High-integrity REDD+ projects are a critical tool for channelling international finance to communities living in and around carbon- and biodiversity-rich forests. When well implemented, REDD+ supports the effective protection of priority forest areas and creates benefits for local people, nature and climate.
Fauna & Flora is working with the government and communities in Liberia to establish a high-integrity REDD+ project model to resource the long-term protection and sustainable management of forests in the Wonegizi Landscape, and that can ultimately be replicated in other highly biodiverse and carbon-rich areas across the country.
Our work in the Wonegizi proposed protected area
The Wonegizi forest area is extremely biodiverse, home to a wide variety of species, many of which are endemic or endangered. Wonegizi is also a very high carbon stock forest and its protection is therefore critical in the fight against climate change.
Fauna & Flora is collaborating with the government of Liberia and communities living in and around Wonegizi proposed protected area to establish a REDD+ mechanism that enables the protection of the forest area and tackles the drivers of deforestation and forest degradation, while supporting livelihoods and respecting land rights.