Interview with Mike Korchinsky, Founder Wildlife Works, a leading REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation) project development and management company with an effective approach to applying innovative market-based solutions to the conservation of biodiversity.
Established in 1997, Mike's company has been working throughout the equatorial tropics to prove the concept of market-based conservation. From Colombia to the Democratic Republic of Congo, he’s been able to co-create sustainable income streams that protect forests, wildlife and indigenous communities.
Mike takes us through the history of REDD+ Carbon Offsets from the Kyoto Protocol to the Paris Agreement, the difference between good and bad credits and how his organisation goes about providing alternative livelihoods to local communities.
He also offers advice to anyone seeking a career in conservation, how members of the public can offset their own lifestyle and the importance of voting to ensure we have the right leadership in place to protect our planet and wildlife.
To learn more about Mike's organisation, please visit: www.wildlifeworks.com