Award-winning Netflix Documentary On the Wildlife Works Kasigau Corridor REDD+ Project Spotlights Transformative Climate, Community and Biodiversity Impacts

Award-winning Netflix Documentary On the Wildlife Works Kasigau Corridor REDD+ Project Spotlights Transformative Climate, Community and Biodiversity Impacts

The mini-documentary, produced in a collaboration between Netflix, Freeborne Impact, Wildlife Works and Everland, focuses on the Wildlife Works Kasigau Corridor REDD+ project, a pioneering community-driven, wildlife-focused forest conservation project , located in southeastern Kenya. Netflix voluntarily purchases carbon credits from the project to offset the impact of its unavoidable emissions.

REDD+, short for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation, is a UN-envisioned climate change mitigation mechanism that allows communities and governments to obtain performance-based payments from voluntary carbon markets for reductions. of emissions generated by effective forest protection.

As the first-ever project to issue verified REDD+ credits, Kasigau has avoided over 20 million tCO2e to date, roughly equivalent to offsetting nearly two decades of emissions from London rail transport.

Using revenue from the sale of its carbon credits, the project protects more than 200,000 hectares of dryland forest that is home to wildlife such as African elephants, lions and Grevy’s zebras.

Revenue from carbon credit sales funds social service programs co-created with the community and relieves pressure to participate in extractive activities. These sustainable services include scholarships, access to health care, clean water, food security and improved livelihoods for a community of approximately 120,000 people.

Shola Sanni, Director of Public Policy, SSA-Netflix, said: “Netflix is ​​privileged to be one of the partners of the Wildlife Works Kasigau Corridor REDD+ project, providing financial support to the initiative through the purchase of credits carbon checked. By participating in the project, Netflix is ​​helping to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in the Kasigau Corridor, while supporting sustainable land use practices and improving the livelihoods of local communities. This partnership aligns with our efforts to mitigate our carbon footprint and promote sustainable business practices.

Sanni added, “Before, Africans had their stories told for them by others. The continent before now had been seen and perceived, told and interpreted through the filter of subjective representation of foreign voices telling the African story. Tropes on an Africa Needs Rescue, but this mini-documentary created by Everland in partnership with Netflix shows how leading Kenyan experts, yes, African heroes, are taking charge of their own narrative and are at the leading the effort to preserve their wild spaces for future generations. This is an authentic Kenyan story of courage in the face of adversity, and Netflix is ​​proud to be part of its tale.”

Jane Okoth, media and communications manager at Wildlife Works, said: “Indigenous peoples and local communities are the traditional custodians of the forest. The success of the Kasigau Corridor REDD+ project demonstrates that when our voices are heard, forest conservation realizes its potential as an effective and immediate way to end deforestation.”

About Wildlife Works

Wildlife Works is a community-focused wildlife conservation company that implements market-based initiatives to protect the world’s threatened wilderness and endangered wildlife. The company was founded on the principle that if we want wildlife in our world, it must work for the local communities who share their environment. Wildlife Works conservation projects generate direct funding from forest communities to fund their self-determined economic development and prevent millions of tons of carbon dioxide emissions from entering the atmosphere each year.

About Everland

Everland represents the world’s largest portfolio of high-impact forest conservation (REDD+) projects in Southeast Asia, Africa and Latin America. Everland brings forest communities and businesses together in a common cause to protect some of the world’s most important and vulnerable forests.


Media contact:
Leticia Labre, +1 929 304 3180, [email protected]

The documentary can be viewed on the WeAreNetflix and AfricaonNetflix Youtube channels.


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