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We specialise in indigenous forest conservation in New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. We help communities, landowners and governments make a living from protecting their forests through payments for ecosystem services.

Our New Zealand work focuses on financing indigenous forest protection through the voluntary carbon market. Our Pacific Island work focuses on policy, financing, and project development in reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+).

Recent projects:

New Zealand

  • Designer / developer: Rarakau Programme - a 'payment for ecosystem services' (PES) rainforest conservation programme focusing on pre-1990 indigenous forests in New Zealand. 
  • Lead technical consultant: Enviroschools Performance Measurement Framework

Pacific Islands

  • Lead technical consultant/designer: Nakau Programme - a Pacific Island community based forest conservation programme using carbon financing
  • Lead consultant: Pacific Regional REDD+ Policy Framework (2012)
  • Lead policy consultant: Vanuatu REDD+ Programme (2006-2012)
  • Lead policy consultant: Fiji REDD+ Programme (2009-2012)

Indonesia

  • Technical advisor: Victoria University REDD+ research programme
  • Lead consultant: Forest carbon project development, Kalimantan and Java Indonesia