Kasigau Wildlife Sanctuary, Kenya
The sanctuary protects a vital migration corridor for elephants, zebras, giraffes and lions. It’s 200,000 hectares in size, connecting Kenya’s Tsavo East and Tsavo West National Parks. The land was under threat from cattle ranching, poaching, agriculture and deforestation until the Stand For Trees project began.
Emission Reductions & Certifications
Kasigau will prevent the emission of 45 million tonnes of CO2 over its 30-year lifetime and has been recognised for its incredible biodiversity and climate benefits.
The Corridor provides a safe haven and migration area for 11,000 endangered African elephants (and a permanent home for 2,000 of them) as well as protecting threatened and vulnerable species such as giraffes, zebras, lions and leopards who now all have room to roam.
The Sanctuary supports over 116,000 community members. Without the project, the local community would have limited economic opportunities other than deforestation. Kasigau now employs over 350 locals as outreach staff, rangers and tailors in their factory for an eco friendly clothing line.
Carbon credits, generated by Stand For Trees, are distributed to local landowners and the wider communities for social and economic development programmes including access to clean water, education and training in sustainable farming. Through the project, hundreds of scholarships have been awarded.
Support Stand For Trees
When you support Stand For Trees, you purchase a carbon credit. It’s these carbon credits that give standing forests real monetary value and encourages communities to pursue alternative ways to generate income. It’s a financial incentive to leaving the trees (and the carbon) in the ground.