Wildlife Works

Community-centered wildlife conservation that implements market-based initiatives to protect the planet’s threatened wilderness and endangered wildlife.

In partnership with forest communities, Wildlife Works’ conservation projects provide safe havens for endangered species while creating local jobs and reducing millions of tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually through the voluntary carbon market place.
Wildlife Works is the world’s leading REDD+ program development and management company with an effective approach to applying innovative market based solutions to the conservation of biodiversity.
Over its 20 year history, Wildlife Works established a successful model that uses the emerging marketplace for REDD+ Carbon Offsets to protect threatened forests, wildlife, and communities.
REDD+ allows local landowners in the developing world monetise their forest and biodiversity assets whether they are governments, communities, ownership groups, or private individuals.

Wildlife Works Gallery

Please enjoy monthly updates to our large gallery of professional photography of the Kasigau project and the people working there to support it.

June Gallery Update

Wildlife Works Interviews

We have interviews with those working with Wildlife Works and living at the Kasigau project in Kenya! Check in with us here to find new conversations each month!

A chat with Eric

Wildlife Works Project Impacts

Each quarter we create an impact report with Wildlife Works. The purpose of this is to shine a light on one of the world’s leading REDD+ projects, the Kasigau Project, managed by Wildlife Works. Here you can access the full report and some bitesized graphics to share too!

Social Media Assets

Please enjoy access to a collection of shareable assets made for social media, showcasing the top line impacts from the Kasigau protection project with Wildlife Works.

Q4 Impact Report

Here you can find our full Q4 impact report which gives an extensive understanding of what happens at Kasigau and the exact impact this has on all aspects of life at the project.

The LEAF charity

Planting trees to combat climate and biodiversity crises

Along the coast of Kilifi county in Kenya, LEAF are planting trees to restore mangrove forests. The project involves planting over 7000 mangrove seedlings, restoring 7 ha of forest. The restored site will provide a wide range of benefits for biodiversity, carbon sequestration and local people.

Mangrove forests are critically important habitats providing a wide array of services to both local communities and the global population. Mangroves help support a large number of aquatic animals as their roots provide important breeding grounds for fish. This diversity helps support rich fisheries that provide a valuable source of income and protein to the coastal communities. Mangroves also help to remove pollutants and heavy metals from the coastal waters, ensuring a supply of clean water. Meanwhile mangroves help to fight climate change by capturing large quantities of carbon in both the trees themselves and in the soil. Meanwhile mangroves play a critical role in mitigating the impacts of climate change on coastal communities as they provide the first line of defence against extreme weather events, such as storm surges, floods and hurricanes.

In spite of this multitude of benefits, mangrove forests are being decimated across the planet. Vast numbers of mangrove trees are being cut down for fuelwood and land is being cleared to make space for aquaculture. Whilst these provide short-term economic gains to the locals, many of their long-term benefits that mangroves provide are lost. Locals lose a key source of income, protein and become increasingly vulnerable to the effects of climate change.