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Wildlife Works, Kassigau Corridor REDD+ Project

Visiting the Kasigau Corridor REDD+ Project was an inspiring experience, showcasing conservation at its best. The destruction and deforestation that once defined this area has given way to a flourishing landscape, a clear sign of the project's positive impact. Initially, wildlife was scarce, and the local community grappled with survival, today, life has moved in a positive direction and Wildlife Works stands as the county's second-largest employer. This evolution underscored the power of REDD+ funding in fostering community self-reliance and sustainable development for future generations.

At the core of this transformation is job create. Notably, are their ranger patrol employing +100  rangers, includes a significant number of women. The rangers are unarmed due to the belief that weapons only escalate conflict. This philosophy has not only changed perspectives but also converted former poachers into rangers.

The project's comprehensive initiatives have revitalised the area's biodiversity, notably increasing the elephant population from non to over 11.000 elephants who today can pass safety between Tsavo East and West National Parks. The success of Wildlife Works extends beyond conservation, with each job created positively impacting approximately 20 people in the surrounding community, showcasing the project's broad social impact​​​​.

Covering over 500,000 acres, the Kasigau Corridor REDD+ Project has enhanced the lives of over 120,000 residents. Through the strategic sale of carbon credits, it has created employment, education, improved water access, and general community welfare. Initiatives like the over 50 water projects initiated combat the harsh effects of drought, demonstrating a forward-thinking approach to climate resilience​​​​.

This project exemplifies how environmental conservation and community development go hand in hand on our way to a sustainable future.

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