Life on land

 Target  Case studies
Take urgent and significant action to reduce the degradation of natural habitats, halt the loss of biodiversity and, by 2020, protect and prevent the extinction of threatened species

We work with ClimateCare to invest in and provide pro bono support to the Gola Rainforest Project in Sierra Leone. The Gola Rainforest Project is the first REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation) carbon project in Sierra Leone. This West African country, which has suffered extensive deforestation due to agricultural expansion and logging, has less than 4% primary forest cover. Working together, 168 project staff support 122 communities, developing sustainable livelihoods and safeguarding this biodiversity hotspot. The forest – known locally as the Green Diamond – is home to more than 300 species of bird, over 600 species of butterfly as well as endangered pygmy hippos and chimpanzees.