“My property borders the Western tiers. It is essential to see an increase in biodiversity within the forest, not a decrease, whilst trying to amedeorate climate change. Help us improve the habitat of our rare and endangered Tasmanian species.”
Tasmanian Native Forest Protection Project (Australia)
Location: Central Highlands, Tasmania
Scope: 36,000 hectares
280,000 tonnes of CO2e emissions
avoided each year
Certification: Verified Carbon Standard (VCS)
Treecreds have been supporting the Tasmanian Native Forest Protection Projects for over 6 years, a group of projects managed by Forests Alive.
This group of projects involve the protection of large tracts of privately owned land in the Tasmanian Central Highlands. The projects include thirteen landowners who collectively protect 36,000 ha of native forest from logging activities. Altogether, these projects avoid 280,000 tCO2e of emissions each year. The land is degraded native forest which has been logged in the past and – in the absence of carbon revenue – would continue to be either logged or cleared for agriculture in the future.
In addition to their climate change benefits, the projects help to protect and restore Tasmania’s valuable native forests, which provide a habitat for a number of endangered species including the wedge-tailed eagle, spotted quoll and the iconic Tasmanian devil.
They have also created new employment opportunities in the forestry sector, and ecotourism opportunities through the enhancement of the landscape. Furthermore, the projects have provided income diversification and stabilisation for local landowners, thereby enabling them to set the land aside for conservation purposes only, and manage it in a way that encourages natural regeneration of the forest.
The projects were the first avoided harvest projects in the world under the VCS standard and were the first to be validated as a “Grouped” project structure under the VCS. These projects undergo annual verification events to demonstrate the projects’ implementation.
These projects are validated and verified by the Verified Carbon Standard and are NCOS approved.
“These projects help provide us with economic security whilst we protect the environment, maintain this important habitat and deliver broader benefits to the local community. This project is a really unique opportunity to jump on board and help support our native forest and all the beautiful wildlife that they contain.”
“The property historically has Wedge Tailed Eagle nests which can now be protected, now logging has been removed. We are also lucky enough to have a large population of Tasmanian Devils, Forested Kangaroos and other small marcupial species. We would like to see these species protected for future generations.”