The Chilli Oil Company is supporting Earthly who assist the Eden Reforestation Project, which is working to rebuild the forests in Madagascar.
For every order of Chilli Oil you make, we’ll plant one mangrove tree. This improves the ecosystems by rebuilding forests, increasing CO2 sinks, promoting plant and animal biodiversity, and reducing the impact of climate change. In addition the project is supporting local communities with work and social opportunities.
We are also working with Earthly by supporting the Brazil Nut Concessions in Madre de Dios thereby offsetting our carbon footprint and can now claim to have a Climate Positive Team.
More information on both projects are detailed below:
|PROJECTS SUPPORTED||UNITS||CO2T REMOVED||DATE|
|Planting Mangroves In Madagascar – Maroalika||254 Trees||0.30||12/06/2022|
|Brazil Nut Concessions In Madre De Dios||1,998.82 Sqm||1.39||11/06/2022|
|Brazil Nut Concessions In Madre De Dios||1,998.82 Sqm||1.39||11/05/2022|
|Brazil Nut Concessions In Madre De Dios||1,998.82 Sqm||1.39||11/04/2022|
|Planting Mangroves In Madagascar – Maroalika||218 Trees||0.26||17/03/2022|
|Brazil Nut Concessions In Madre De Dios||1,998.82 Sqm||1.39||11/03/2022|
|Brazil Nut Concessions In Madre De Dios||1,998.82 Sqm||1.39||11/02/2022|
|Planting Mangroves In Madagascar||422 Trees||0.51||25/01/2022|
|Brazil Nut Concessions In Madre De Dios||1,998.82 Sqm||1.39||11/01/2022|
|Brazil Nut Concessions In Madre De Dios||1,998.82 Sqm||1.39||11/12/2021|
|Planting Mangroves In Madagascar||200 Trees||0.24||11/11/2021|
|Brazil Nut Concessions In Madre De Dios||1,998.82 Sqm||1.39||11/11/2021|
1) Planting Mangroves In Madagascar
This trail-blazing project run by Eden Reforestation Projects has reforestation and poverty alleviation at its heart. Mangroves pack some punch when it comes to carbon sequestration but also provide a whole load of other natural benefits such as storm surge protection and vital habitat for many species.
The Madagascar project that we support started in 2007. The project has already planted over 300 million trees and created over 3 million workdays.
To date, they have planted over 334 million trees across 8 countries They have created 3.3 million days of work for local communities By 2025 they aim to plant 500 million trees each year
Great for Earth
Madagascar has experienced deforestation on an enormous scale with only 10% of its original forest remaining today. Did you know that approximately 75% of species found in Madagascar are not found anywhere else in the world? This means it is even more important to protect what is left and help to reforest areas that have been destroyed.
Mangroves are important for the climate crisis because estimates suggesting that they sequester carbon at a rate of 2 – 4 times greater than mature tropical forests. Each mangrove tree removes around 308kg of CO2 from the atmosphere over the course of its life-cycle (approximately 25 years).
Mangrove forests also offer numerous other ecosystem services such as natural coastal defences from floods and storm surges, increased biodiversity and sediment reduction.
Planting: A mix of four different mangrove species are planted as well as at least 10% agroforestry trees to provide an additional source of income to the local people. The mangroves are planted directly from propagules, and Eden have discovered that mortality becomes irrelevant as natural regeneration occurs (after the inevitable loss of some propagules). Typically regeneration exceeds 200% of the original number of mangroves planted – we know it’s cool.
Earthly do also contribute a buffer so that if anything were to happen like a tropical storm we have you covered.
Positive for People
Deforestation is often tied to extreme poverty, so Eden Reforestation Projects uses a unique methodology of ‘employ to plant’ in order to target both of these problem areas. This aims to provide fair employment to local people to grow, plant, and guard to maturity native species forest on a massive scale.
2) Brazil Nut Concessions in Madre de Dios
This is a world-class REDD+ project focusing on rainforest conservation in the heart of Peru. Run by our partner Bosques Amazonicos SAC (BAM) this project aims to reduce deforestation in over 300,000 hectares of Peruvian Amazon and reduce millions of tonnes of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere due to illegal deforestation.
In total over the whole period of the project, an estimated 64’668,764 tCO2e will be secured from deforestation as stored carbon within the trees and soil. BAM estimates that without this project deforestation would destroy approximately 34% of the project area by 2040.
Why this project?
BAM is a private, for-profit, company established in 2004. The project is a collaboration between BAM and over 400 Brazil nut concessions and land-owners who want to help protect their forest.
This project is certified by Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) and Climate, Community and Biodiversity Standard (CCBS) which means the project must meet certain standards and provide measurable results to show that the carbon within the rainforest has been secured and deforestation is not occurring.
Great for Earth
Situated in the Madre de Dios region of Peru, an area known as Peru’s capital of biodiversity it is home to some of the world’s rarest wildlife. The project is recognised as providing exceptional benefits to biodiversity along with its large carbon benefits.
Deforestation is the second-largest source of carbon emissions after fossil fuels, with the rate of deforestation sadly still increasing despite huge efforts to stop it. The main drivers are land clearing for agriculture and illegal logging and mining. Therefore projects such as these are vital to protecting large areas of rainforest.
A REDD+ project stands for Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation. The idea is that by placing a price on a natural asset in this case the rainforest countries will take greater measures to protect it thereby reducing forest loss, increasing conservation management and increasing GHG removal.
Brazil nuts are an important part of forest conservation because they only grow on trees exclusive to these native forests, therefore if these areas are not protected local people could lose their main source of income.
Positive for People
This project has helped a total of 405 families in the area by establishing initiatives that increase the value of the healthy forest as well as making sure their income from sustainable brazil nut harvesting in maintained.
As part of the project, BAM is constructing a processing plant which will provide additional employment to the local people; a nursery which will produce 100,000 seedlings a year to maintain the Brazil Nut trees and contribute to reforestation efforts; and will help to train deforestation agents in more sustainable practices such as agroforestry.