Bikin Tiger Conservation Project

Conservation of a natural forest area serving as habitat (biodiversity hotspot) for Amur tiger and snow leopard under a JI forest conservation project. The project is financed through the International Climate Initiative of the German Government. The JI project seeks for a LoA from the Russian government. Certificates will be sold either as ERUs and/or to the voluntary market. The project applies CCB and VCS quality standards.

The Bikin Tiger Conservation Project is currently expanding in the region with a new project dealing with: 

  • Implementation of new protected areas (forest conservation) -  minimum of 100,000 hectares
  • Improved forest management of Nut Harvesting Zones - minimum of 350,000 hectares
  • Developing Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification in timber concessions together with Russian companies with the objective of setting up a network of set aside (conservation) areas within the concession areas - minimum of 1 million hectares

This project will be developed as one comprehensive REDD+ project for the voluntary market until 2015 (financed again by the International Climate Initiative of the German government).

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Project Details

Project type:
Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation [REDD(+)]
Wladiwostok, Russia
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Project status:
Contact details:

Joachim Schnurr

Project size:
400,000 hectares
Total actual emissions reductions:
Not disclosed
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Voluntary Over-the-Counter Market (OTC)
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Standard(s) and project area certifications:
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Crediting period:
45 years
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Official tenure and land-use rights on the project site(s):
Concession to local ethnic community
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Forest/land cover type:
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Tenure and use rights:
Concession to local ethnic community
Species planting mix:
Only native species planted; no exotic species
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