Experts identify at-risk species endangered by energy corridor construction, and designate alternative habitats in France.
Healthy mating pairs of each species are humanely captured by expert wildlife handlers.
Carbon-neutral, safe, and luxurious transportation method.
Relocated species propagate and flourish in their new home.
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.
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.
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
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.
Area: 170 km2
Aspects: Waterfalls, swamp, large alluvial plains
Keystone species to introduce: Grey-crowned crane
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)
Area: 400 km2
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