Project details

Location  East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea 
Type Conservation
Owner Fly Carbon Neutral Program
Verification Verified Carbon Standard (VCS)

Your flight emissions offset

The April Salumei project in Papua New Guinea protects 177,000 hectares of rainforest, which prevents the carbon stored in the trees from being released into the atmosphere. Without this project, the forest would be harvested for timber and converted to agricultural land.

Contribution as revenue and conservation support

Your Fly Carbon Neutral contribution supports the Papua New Guinean landowners in preserving and managing the forests on their land. Your offset contribution provides an alternative revenue stream to harvesting and selling the forest’s timber, and implements awareness programs, infrastructure improvements, and education services to support the local community’s conservation activities.

Other benefits

Biodiversity conservation

The rainforest protected by this project is considered one of the ten most important biodiversity hotspots on earth. Papua New Guinea contains over 5% of the world’s biodiversity in less than 1% of the world’s total land area, and the April Salumei project is the natural habitat for a rich array of wildlife and ecosystems.

Community services

The April Salumei project is home to 163 communities who depend upon the rainforest for their livelihoods, as they have done for hundreds of years. Due largely to the remoteness of the area, these communities are some of the least developed in Papua New Guinea.

To deliver positive social and environmental outcomes, the project works in partnership with the traditional landowners to invest in health, education, communication and accessibility programs that provide essential services alongside conservation efforts.

Palm cockatoo

The project ensures the protection of habitat for the diverse range of flora and fauna, including the palm cockatoo.

Biodiverse rainforest

Papua New Guinea contains over 5% of the world’s biodiversity in less than 1% of the world’s total land area.

Southern crowned pigeon

The project ensures the protection of habitat for the diverse range of flora and fauna, including the southern crowned pigeon.

Local communities

The April Salumei project directs significant revenue from carbon credits to local communities.