The Makira Forest Protected Area in Madagascar(ID: 103000000005899)
Through carbon credit sales from avoided deforestation, the Makira Forest Protected Area REDD+ Project will finance the long-term conservation of one of Madagascar’s most pristine remaining rainforest systems containing rare and threatened biodiversity, improve community land stewardship and governance, and support sustainable livelihood practices for local people. In 2001, the Government of Madagascar, in collaboration with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), created the 372,470-hectare Makira Forest Protected Area. In 2012, the Makira Forest became Makira Natural Park: Madagascar’s newest and largest park, and an IUCN category II protected area. The Makira Forest Protected Area Project will prevent more than 33 million tonnes of CO2 emissions over the course of 30 years.