Carbon Monitoring Campaign in the UWA-Face Project in Kibale National Park, UgandaFace the Future B.V., NetherlandsIFER - Monitoring and Mapping Solutions, Jílové u Prahy, Czech Republic
The objective of Face the Future is to establish (or to have established) and to conserve (or to have conserved) forests in suitable areas, wherever these may be located in the world, for the purpose of diminishing the amount of CO₂ in the atmosphere.
Uganda Wildlife Authority and Face the Future cooperate in the rehabilitation of natural high forest in Kibale National Park, which has resulted in tree-planting of 4.025 ha (referred to as Compartment Area) and the natural regeneration of 2.593 ha in Kibale (referred to as Regeneration Area).
Out of the Kibale project area as described above, 2.755 ha in the Compartment Area and 2.593 ha in the Regeneration Area needs to be monitored under the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS). This monitoring area is being referred to as UWA-Face VCS Project Area, and is specified the UWA-Face VCS Project Area 2017.
In 2000, IFER and Face the Future introduced Field-Map technology to the projects in Uganda (i.e. Mount Elgon and Kibale), Ecuador and Malaysia and have assessed the local conditions relevant to carbon monitoring.
IFER has carried out a monitoring campaign in the Face the Future projects Mt. Elgon National Park in 2002 and Kibale National Park in 2003, 2008, 2011 and 2014 and has therefore gained experience with carbon monitoring campaigns in Face projects.
UWA, Face the Future and IFER wish to collaborate in the execution of a carbon monitoring campaign in the UWA-Face VCS Project Area.