Un Decade on Ecosystem Restoration
Since 2006, C4 has undertaken a wide range of technical advisory services on spekboom thicket restoration for AfriCarbon. This includes preparing a project document that was validated by VERRA, annual monitoring of spekboom restoration experiments, managing the implementation of spekboom restoration over more than 5000 hectares and peer-reviewed baseline monitoring activities that underpin the generation of carbon credits in a thicket restoration project at Kuzuko Private Game Reserve.
Since 2019, the Kuzuko Thicket Restoration Project has restored more than 5000 hectares of degraded land in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. Teams from local communities were trained and mobilised to plant cuttings of the indigenous thicket tree commonly known as spekboom. Healthy spekboom thicket creates a favoured habitat for animals and insects. A team of scientists are currently employing verified methods to quantify the millions of tons of carbon dioxide predicted to be captured over the project’s lifespan.