We’re proud to announce that the Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor is the first Australian sustainability project to achieve the international Gold Standard certification.
Over the past eight years, Carbon Neutral Charitable Fund, Carbon Neutral Pty Ltd, and Auscarbon have established innovative large-scale reforestation projects which extend across 10,000 hectares of the Western Australian Wheatbelt – in the process creating Australia’s largest re vegetation project based on carbon capture and biodiversity. The region was over 90% cleared for agriculture. The projects are helping to return the environment to its origins, planting up to 40 native tree and shrub species which are matched to the environment.
“this reforestation program creates a large-scale habitat for over 450 native species, including endangered and declining flora and fauna, in the Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor which is one of only 35 biodiversity ‘hot spots’ worldwide, as recognised by Conservation International.”
Ray Wilson Executive Director Carbon Neutral Charitable Fund
The Gold Standard president David Shelmerdine provides context about how the project works to achieve the Gold Standard vision of “climate security and sustainable development for all.”
“Our rigorous process ensures integrity and transparency for any company that purchases credits from Gold Standard projects. achieving Gold Standard certification verifies its multi-faceted benefits — from global climate security to restoring habitats for native biodiversity, and even supporting local communities socio economically. We are delighted that these benefits are now being realised in Australia, and that Australian companies can support a Gold Standard-calibre project in our own backyard by purchasing carbon credits.”
David Shelmerdine, President of The Gold Standard Foundation
For Carbon Neutral’s reforestation project, achieving Gold Standard certification verifies its multi-faceted benefits — from global climate security to restoring habitats for native biodiversity, and even supporting local communities socio-economically.
Now when you purchase Carbon Offsets through the Charitable Fund they will be internationally registered Gold Standard VER credits. Issued GS credits are recorded and allocated on a global public registry.
Biodiversity Works – The Hill View story. An amazing diversity of plant and animal species has been identified living in remnant bush on unused farmland in the northern Wheatbelt of Western Australia. Results of a baseline biodiversity survey highlights the potential to create a major wildlife corridor by planting a new habitat to reconnect remnant bush and nature reserves with multi-species carbon reforestation projects.