The Mai Ndombe REDD+ Project, located in western DRC, Africa, will protect 248,956 hectares of forest from industrial logging, unsustainable fuel wood extraction and slash and burn agriculture. Carbon validation will be undertaken by the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) and major socio-economic co-benefits ensured by the Climate, Community and Biodiversity (CCB) standard. The project is developed and managed in a joint venture by forest carbon leaders ERA-Ecosystem Restoration Associates Inc. and Wildlife Works Carbon LLC. This groundbreaking project will be the first of its kind in the Congo Basin and utilizes the novel methodology developed by Wildlife Works, VM0009, 'Methodology for Avoided Deforestation' approved by the VCS in October, 2012. The project is estimated to deliver over 175MT CO2-e over 30 years.