Rarakau Programme – New Zealand // GO BACK
The Rarakau Programme, protects 738 ha of Māori-owned tall indigenous rainforest.
This wet rainforest adjacent to Fiordland National Park has a silver beech canopy, intermixed with miro and tōtara.
This ex-post project will generate 2,734 Plan Vivo Certificate per year, with registration and first issuance due in 2019. The forest is owned by the Rowallan Alton (Māori) Incorporation. The community landowners logged these forests in the past to help fund community development.
In 2007 Ekos invited the community to change forest land use from production to protection and to finance conservation and community development through supplying carbon offsets. With funding from the Ministry for Māori Development together they developed this project - the first rainforest carbon project in New Zealand.
The Rarakau landowners aspire to sustainable land management excellence, running high quality cattle grazing land along side high quality protected rainforest.
|ABOUT THE PROJECT|
Western Southland, New Zealand
Carbon Partnership, Ekos
|PVCs Issued to date:
|Area of Land under Management:
2018: Validation and Verification|
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