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Lion Carbon Short Overview

Lion Carbon is a partnership between BioCarbon Partners - a forest conservation company operating in Zambia, and Lion Landscapes - an Oxford University based lion conservation organisation.

Lions, are a flagship species for conservation success in Africa; their presence indicative of healthy, biodiverse ecosystems.

There are now less wild lions in the world than there are rhinos, making landscapes supporting lions more valuable than they have ever been.

For lions to survive, wildlife rich ecosystems must be more valuable than alternate land uses to local people and governments.

The sale of premium REDD+ carbon offsets, from protecting standing forests and biodiversity, makes the sustainable management of biodiverse ecosystems valuable to local people.

Lion Carbon activities reduce poverty and reduce the main threats to biodiversity:

Directly, through increasing local and regional capacity for the sustainable management of wildlife and forests (management planning, anti-poaching and monitoring).

Indirectly through providing communities with alternative sustainable incomes, ownership and decision-making power.

This combined approach of giving biodiversity value to local people, and increasing their capacity to sustainably manage that biodiversity, drives a positive feedback loop that is the core of the Lion Carbon strategy.

The Lion Carbon Process:

Not all carbon offsets are equal. Lion Carbon offsets mitigate global climate change through the protection of forests, and also works to create biodiversity-rich landscapes where both people and wildlife can thrive.

30 year habitat protection agreements have been secured with local Chiefdoms over 1 million hectares of important wildlife habitat, and growing.

The first project in Africa to obtain the triple gold Climate, Community and Biodiversity (CCB) standard

Fifth highest B Corp rating of any social enterprise globally in 2020

Runner up for best project developer in the 2020 Voluntary Carbon Market Rankings

Largest REDD+ project in the world in terms of community beneficiaries

Lion Carbon creates one of the largest biodiversity corridors in Africa

Connecting four Key Landscapes for Conservation,

Securing one of the last 6 remaining lion strongholds on the planet.

To create landscapes that support people and lions you have to think BIG

Ten year goals:

Ten million hectares with 30 year community habitat protection agreements...

...one million community beneficiaries...

...and double the number of lions in Lion Carbon areas in 10 years.

Greater impact per Lion Carbon ton

Allocation of Lion Carbon revenue

Contact: info@lionlandscapes.org

...and find out how you can offset using Lion Carbon

Photo credits: Debby Wettlaufer (photo 1, 2 & 4); Ami Vitale, www.amivitale.com (photos 3 & 15); James Koenigsaecker, www.koenigsaecker.com (photo 12 & 16).

Credits:

Created with images by Melissa Van Gogh - "untitled image" • Zach Lucero - "Evening Joy" • Adam Dillon - "Tree lines in Savannah. " • Peter Olexa - "Golden liquid abstract background or texture" • Kaylee Eden - "untitled image" • Hu Chen - "Sunset in Serengeti" • The New York Public Library - "Full Disk Earth, Apollo 17, 1972" • Nikhil Veera Aradada - "Araku Valley, An Indian Tourist Destination " • Seth Doyle - "untitled image"