Lower Zambezi Project

Project description

The Lower Zambezi REDD+ Project is the first pilot REDD+ project in Zambia. The project area encompasses about 39,000 hectares of valuable primary Miombo forest. It is located adjacent to the Lower Zambezi National Park and provides a 60-kilometer buffer between the national park and the communal areas. The Lower Zambezi National Park together with the Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, forms part of a globally important cross-border conservation area that is home species such as elephants, lions, leopards, sable and roan antilopes. Community members that live in the project area benefit from alternative sources of income, improved agricultural practices and investments in education, healthcare and drinking water facilities

Project type

Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+)


Zambia, Lusaka Province

Project size

39,000 hectare

Project developer

BioCarbon Partners / BioCarbon Group


Verified Carbon Standard (VCS); Climate, Community and Biodiversity Standard (CCBS)


Det Norske Veritas


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Key Facts

8,000 community members are supported

23,000 elephants live in this cross-border conservation area

39,000 hectare of tropical rainforest protected

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