Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor

Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor

VEGETATION

  • UNITS GENERATED:
  • Gold Standard VERs
  • ABATEMENT VOLUME:
  • 1.257 million tonnes CO2-e
  • PURCHASED BY:
  • Private Market
  • PROJECT LOCATION:
  • Western Australia
  • PROJECT PROPONENT:
  • Carbon Neutral
  • PROJECT DEVELOPER:
  • Carbon Neutral
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About the Project


The Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor is a multi-species native reforestation project located in Southwest Australia – one of only 35 internationally recognised global biodiversity hotspots. These are regions that have an exceptionally high number of plant and animal species that don’t occur anywhere else and account for 90% of all species on Earth.
The project is established on degraded, semi-arid agricultural land that no longer supported viable farming practices. More than 50 native tree and shrub species endemic to the region are planted and are protected with 100 year carbon rights and carbon covenants registered on the land titles.

This project not only has a positive impact on climate change but also makes a meaningful contribution to a number of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Project Co-Benefits

1) Increased wildlife habitat and connectivity
2) Employment for local indigenous peoples and liaison with traditional owners
3) Carbon sequestration
4) Improved soil and water erosion control
5) Creating new industry in rural areas and expenditure with local businesses
6) Recognition of Aboriginal heritage sites recognised with the Department of Indigenous Affairs Registry
7) Opportunities for scientific research, eco tourism and community education
8) This project aligns with six UN’s Climate Security and post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and directly contributes to achieving Goals 8, 13 and 15 – Life on Land, Climate Action, Decent Work & Economic Growth”


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      Ray Wilson, CEO

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      (08) 9200 4424