Protecting Madagascar’s lemurs for carbon credits is a sweet deal

Chocolatier Beyond Good says there are five lemur species found in cocoa copses on the African island nation

26 September 2021 - 18:20 By Antony Sguazzin

Beyond Good, a maker of premium chocolate in Madagascar, aims to start selling carbon credits as it works with cocoa farmers to boost reforestation and provide a safer habitat for lemurs.

The company, based in New York, is working with Conservation International and the UK’s Bristol Zoo after identifying five species of lemurs, and possibly a sixth, in copses of trees under which the Criollo cocoa variety used to make their chocolate is grown. ..

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