RéHabitat is a groundbreaking
new strategy
For ensuring the abundant future of energy prosperity and the species in its way, utilising state-of-the-art carbon-neutral freight mechanics and Biodiversion™ Assisted Migration technology.

How it works
Conservation in motion

Risk evaluation

Experts identify at-risk species endangered by energy corridor construction, and designate alternative habitats in France.

Safe capture

Healthy mating pairs of each species are humanely captured by expert wildlife handlers.

Eco-conscious transport

Carbon-neutral, safe, and luxurious transportation method.

Procreative Success

Relocated species propagate and flourish in their new home.

The boat

The SV RéHabitat is a wind and sun-powered cargo vessel refitted to transport a diversity of species safely, comfortably, and reliably. At 200 meters long and 40 meters wide, the SV RéHabitat sports retractable “sails” composed of composite material, rigged to rotate and catch wind for optimum efficiency. It is a marvel of modern ingenuity imbued with timeless design.

The fully integrated system includes deck-mounted marine-grade solar panels that supply electricity for onboard lighting, temperature control, and leisure. Wildlife are kept in fully contained “transition habitats” and monitored by qualified wildlife handlers, including access to species-appropriate social areas.

The SV RéHabitat employs former agriculturists—also local to regions impacted by pipeline construction—to manage sanitation and transitional habitat quality.

Greener pastures

To offset the environmental impact of the East African Crude Oil Pipeline, RéHabitat partners with ecological experts to find safe and sustainable French habitats for East African keystone species living adjacent to the route. Biodiversion™ Assisted Migration Technology helps species move and adapt quicker than the speed of both climate change and energy development.

Why keystone species?

In the same way a keystone in the crown of an arch secures the other stones in place, a keystone species holds an ecosystem together. Introducing tropical keystone species into strategic French habitats can establish a backbone for a tropical ecosystem in France as well as help local species adapt to climate change.





Grey crowned crane

Lesser kudu

Habitat viability assessment

Working with climate models, RéHabitat’s Ecology and Innovation team can predict French ecological zones that will transition towards subtropical parameters eventually suitable for equatorial species, providing them a more sustainable future safe from the disruptions of energy development as well as threats like wildlife trafficking.

Habitats are chosen based on how well they will approximate conditions surrounding the East African Crude Oil Pipeline construction corridor. Once East African species are installed, the Réhabitat Ecology and Innovation team monitors adaptation and repopulation. Below are three habitats we will prototype following RéHabitat’s maiden voyage next year.

Grey-crowned crane

Murchison Falls Camargue

Area: 170 km2
Altitude: 50-150m
Aspects: Waterfalls, swamp, large alluvial plains
Keystone species to introduce: Grey-crowned crane


Biharamulo Game Reserve Lac du Bourget

Area: 1300 km2
Altitude: 1100-1500 m
Aspects: 8% wetlands, 16% shrubland, 69% forest. Undulating land, north–south ridges, separated by drainage lines and rivers
Keystone species to introduce: African Elephant (Loxodonta africana)


Bugoma Forest Lac de Sainte Croix

Area: 400 km2
Altitude: 500-1650m
Aspects: Forest reserve drained by four small rivers with prominent lake, dominated by Iron Wood tree (Cynometra alexandri)
Keystone species to introduce: Ironwood tree and Eastern chimpanzee


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