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Cameroon •The Dja Biosphere Regional REDD+ Project


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The Dja Biosphere Regional REDD+ Project is a 1.2 million hectare avoided deforestation, agroforestry and reforestation project in and around the 620,000 hectare Dja Biosphere Reserve. The Dja is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is one of the last areas of forest in west-Central Africa that remains relatively untouched by man. However, its unique biodiversity and ecosystems are threatened by deforestation and poaching: deforestation is now occurring right up to, and even within, the margins of the reserve; poaching occurs deep within the core of the reserve, involving large mammals such as elephants and chimpanzees. Such activities not only threaten the wildlife within the reserve, but also threaten the traditional way of life of itinerant Baka communities that have lived within these forest for thousands of years.

The project will work with local communities to strengthen the protection of the reserve from outsiders; develop sustainable agroforestry practices and alternatives to deforestation and poaching; and reforest at least 5000 hectares of deforested land in the buffer zone. Global Green Carbon have developed this REDD+ project in collaboration with the Center for Tropical Research (CTR), which is a scientific research institute, now based at UCLA, with 20 years’ experience working in the Dja.

  • Project Timeline:  Project Phase 1 (Feasibility & Design) start date August 2011, pre-feasibility completed by Q1 2012, full feasibility and carbon certification during 2012-2013, with implementation starting during 2013. The project will have a duration of at least 50 years.
  • Project Type: Integrated land management strategy incorporating REDD+, reforestation (A/R) on degraded land, and agroforestry
  • Location: southern Cameroon
  • Tree Species: The project will primarily conserve undisturbed primary tropical forest, but will also involve the reforestation of ~5000 hectares of deforested land with native species (and potentially a small proportion of exotic species)
  • Agroforestry:  Cacao
  • Cetification Standards: VCS, CCB, FSC
  • Project Size:  1,228,500 ha


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Global Green Carbon Enlists Field Technician for The Dja Biosphere Regional REDD+ Project
on 22-Jul-13

Global Green Carbon (GGC) announced today that Sonya Chemouni Bach will serve as Field Technician for the Dja Biosphere Regional REDD+ Project in Cameroon. The Dja Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site is comprised of 620,000 hectare of forest in west-Central Africa threatened by deforestation and poaching.


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Global Green Carbon Featured in the Ventura County Star - Ventura company looks to be a player in carbon market
on 2-Feb-12

Global Green Carbon Corporation recently received front page coverage in the Sunday edition of the Ventura County Star. The feature article highlighted GGC President, Kirsten McGregor, and two of its most prominent projects, the Rio San Juan reforestation project, and the Dja Biosphere Reserve REDD+ project.

The online version of the article can be found:

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Global Green Carbon Announces First REDD+ Project in Cameroon - GGC Working in Partnership with UCLA CTR Receives Formal Approval from Ministries
on 2-Dec-11

Global Green Carbon Corporation and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Center for Tropical Research (CTR) consortium announced today that it has received formal Letters of Approval from the Cameroon government to advance feasibility assessments for the first REDD+ (Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) project in Cameroon, located in and around the Dja Biosphere Reserve (DBR).

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