This is the second of two talks provided by Chris. The second and final talk focuses on the specific work he is doing with a forest carbon project in Kenya. This gives an indication of a conservation programme that you could be involved in if you chose to investigate career opportunities within this field.
Watch Chris explain passionately about what a REDD+ Carbon Project is – i.e. how it is protecting a forest from being destroyed!
In essence, a REDD+ Carbon Project is making a forest more valuable alive than chopped down. But how – by increasing the forests economic value by keeping them alive rather than destroyed. This is done through a stream of revenues paid directly to those communities living near the forest, only if the forest is protected.
Chris explains how The Chyulu Hills sit close to Kenya’s southern border with Tanzania nestled in front of Mount Kilimanjaro, which towers over this iconic African landscape and subsequently why they are a perfect place for the above to take place.
More information about this project can also be found on the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust website here.