A Conservation Project Designed To Provide, Preserve and Protect.
Rimba Raya (“Infinite Forest”) is located on the southern coast of Borneo and is InfiniteEARTH’s flagship conservation and biodiversity bank. The Reserve provides, preserves and protects hundreds of at-risk mammal species and develops community programs for 9 villages. Rimba Raya generates carbon credits from High Conservation Value (HCV) tropical peat forest, with over 350 million tonnes of carbon stored in their peat domes.
Rimba Raya was the first:
- Validated REDD+ project – ever – under the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) and helped define the criteria by which all projects are measured.
- REDD+ forest-carbon project in the world to receive triple-gold validation under the Climate Community and Biodiversity Alliance Standard (CCBA).
InfiniteEARTH’s Rimba Raya Biodiversity Reserve achieved another major milestone in September 2020, becoming the first REDD+ project in the world to be audited for SDG (UN Sustainable Development Goal) compliance under the SD Vista Standard – achieving the highest possible rating of contributing to all 17 UN SDGs.
Our business is to protect and preserve this ecosystem — one of the most endangered ecosystems in the world.
By selling carbon credits based on the rich carbon stores of our reserve, we can provide offset solutions to customers in the devleoped world, protect our planet and its resources, provide refuge for endangered species living within and help contribute to local communities, their economy and the future of their children.
Rimba Raya’s contributions to the environment include protection of High Conservation Value (HCV) tropical peat forest, with over 350 million tonnes of carbon stored in their peat domes.
The measurable contribution to emission avoidance provided by the Rimba Raya Biodiversity Reserve is the equivalent of removing one million cars from the world’s highways every year for the next 30 years.
The Rimba Raya Reserve is host to 122 species of mammals, 300 species of birds, and 180 kinds of plants and trees. The biodiversity reserve forms a natural barrier between the ever-encroaching bulldozers of the palm oil industry and the Tanjung Puting National Park, home to an Orangutan sanctuary, which protects one of the last remaining populations of wild orangutans on earth.
InfiniteEARTH REDD+ carbon credit sales provide sustainable funding to create programs that commit to the long term protection of the Bornean Orangutan.
Rimba Raya’s community development programs are designed to meet all 17 of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, which seek to address the root causes of poverty and provide a universal development model that works for all people. Programs include access to clean water, solar lighting, fuel efficient stoves, biochar production for bio-dynamic soil enhancement and mixed agro-forestry/reforestation and aquaponics initiatives, aimed at replacing historically destructive agricultural practices.
Revenue from the sale of REDD+ carbon credits funds extensive programs aimed at improving education, income and providing growth opportunities to those communities near the reserve, living on the edge of poverty.