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Help Protect Native Tasmanian Forests by Purchasing with Anaconda
When you make an online purchase with Anaconda, you can opt-in to donate the cost of offsetting the carbon from the delivery of your purchased products to your door. This usually amounts to less than $1 per order, however adds up to a significant contribution to Climate Friendly with other orders. Anaconda is proud to match every donation made, from every order, dollar for dollar! We are proud to associate with Climate Friendly as they initiate projects that not only target climate change but that support the protection of forests, wildlife and wilderness that let's face it, is what keeps us in business! One such project is the Tasmanian Native Forest Protection Project.
The Tasmanian Native Forest Protection Project involves the protection of 7,666 hectares of privately owned land in the Tasmanian Central Highlands. The land in the project area is degraded native forest which has been logged in the past and – in the absence of carbon revenue - would continue to be either selectively logged or cleared for agriculture in the future.
The carbon project provides an alternative source of income to the landowners, enabling them to set the land aside for conservation purposes only, and manage it in a way that encourages natural regeneration of the forest.
Greenhouse gas emissions are avoided by preventing the release of the carbon stored in the trees that – in the absence of the project - would occur through logging, processing and use of the timber.
In addition to its climate change benefits, the project helps to protect and restore Tasmania’s valuable native forests, which provide a habitat for a number of endangered species including the wedge-tailed eagle, spotted quoll and the iconic Tasmanian devil.
This is the first Australian project to be accredited under the Verified Carbon Standard, and one of the first accredited VCS projects in the world in the field of improved forest management and avoided deforestation.
For more information please visit www.climatefriendly.com.