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Conserving Forests | Trees are a crucial component in combating global climate change

Forests are more than simply picturesque retreats in which to enjoy a Sunday hike or picnic – in fact, against the backdrop of global climate change, every one of us is dependent on them. Beyond providing the wood we use for paper and furniture they regulate our water cycle, prevent soil erosion, protect watersheds, provide a habitat for wildlife and forest communities, sustain biodiversity, supply food and shelter, provide the oxygen we breathe and play a vital role in regulating the earth’s climate.

With high levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide affecting and disrupting the earth’s climate, it is here that the need for effective forest conservation becomes so apparent. Trees are a crucial component in the fight against global climate change, designed as they are to regulate carbon dioxide levels by absorbing the gas, storing the carbon and releasing oxygen. When trees are cut down, this stored forest carbon is released into the atmosphere, intensifying the levels of carbon dioxide and, consequently, the greenhouse effect.  Deforestation currently accounts for approximately 15-20% of the world’s carbon emissions – so it follows that if we can stop deforestation, we can help slow the rate of global climate change accordingly.

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Linking Tanzania’s threatened forests and their indigenous communities to the global community

Forest ecosystems

Supporting Forest Communities

In Tanzania, forests are home to some of the country’s most marginalised people – communities like the Hadza, whose environment is subject to exploitation from land-hungry outsiders and local families, both looking to earn an immediate income in order to pay for basic needs such as food, medical treatment or children’s school fees.

At Carbon Tanzania, our priority is to enable indigenous communities to secure ownership of their land and provide a means to sustainably manage their forests and resources. By providing indigenous communities with an opportunity to earn an income by selling REDD+ carbon offsets, we are able to achieve our aim and stop deforestation while simultaneously supporting the sustainable development of some of Africa’s poorest communities.

Global Climate Change Mitigation

The effects of global climate change are already being felt by us all as the world’s weather patterns are disrupted. From extended heatwaves and severe drought in some parts of the world to flooding and extreme cold temperatures in others, it is the poor and vulnerable who will suffer the most. It is never too late to act, however – simply by reducing and offsetting our carbon emissions we can help stop the rate of global warming and prevent the devastating consequences of accelerated global climate change.

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Deforestation
Deforestation accounts for 15-20% of global carbon emissions.
Forests
Forests are home to 70% of all land plant and animal species
Without Forests
Without forests, human societies cannot thrive and survive.

Our Clients share their experience

The Maps Edge

Maps Edge


Carbon Tanzania…gave us an easier and more justifiable avenue to offset our carbon footprint. The Carbon Tanzania project (Yaeda Valley REDD+ project) is also a project that if clients wanted to, Maps Edge could incorporate into the trip itinerary for the clients to see the Hadzabe people.
There is a lot of hot air generated by the subject of carbon trading, and a lot of controversy, but we have found a grassroots project that we think does make a difference.

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Carbon Tanzania…gave us an easier and more justifiable avenue to offset our carbon footprint. The Carbon Tanzania project (Yaeda Valley REDD+ project) is also a project that if clients wanted to, Maps Edge could incorporate into the trip itinerary for the clients to see the Hadzabe people. There is a lot of hot air generated by the subject of carbon trading, and a lot of controversy, but we have found a grassroots project that we think does make a difference.

Asilia Africa


Asilia want to be as carbon neutral as possible and we use Carbon Tanzania as a way to do that. Offsetting with Carbon Tanzania supports our policies and is one of the ways we achieve sustainable operations. Our goal is to be a genuine leader in sustainable tourism and we have been offsetting the carbon emissions from all of our camps, central operations and company flights since 2009.”/h4>

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Asilia want to be as carbon neutral as possible and we use Carbon Tanzania as a way to do that. Offsetting with Carbon Tanzania supports our policies and is one of the ways we achieve sustainable operations. Our goal is to be a genuine leader in sustainable tourism and we have been offsetting the carbon emissions from all of our camps, central operations and company flights since 2009.”/h4>

Nature Discovery


As a recognized leader on Kilimanjaro, we have a duty to build social and environmental capital. Our partnership with Carbon Tanzania is one of the most obvious measures by which we can invest in the environment. Combining the carbon offset with our commitment to practicing LEAVE NO TRACE environmental standards, we not only limit our impact on Kilimanjaro, but support well-documented forestry activities outside Kilimanjaro, that reduce the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere.

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As a recognized leader on Kilimanjaro, we have a duty to build social and environmental capital. Our partnership with Carbon Tanzania is one of the most obvious measures by which we can invest in the environment. Combining the carbon offset with our commitment to practicing LEAVE NO TRACE environmental standards, we not only limit our impact on Kilimanjaro, but support well-documented forestry activities outside Kilimanjaro, that reduce the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere.

African Environments


For three decades, African Environments have lead the way in responsible tourism. We are pleased in 2013 to begin offsetting our remaining unavoidable emissions through the Yaeda Valley forest conservation project.

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For three decades, African Environments have lead the way in responsible tourism. We are pleased in 2013 to begin offsetting our remaining unavoidable emissions through the Yaeda Valley forest conservation project.

Braeburn School Arusha


Our partnership with Carbon Tanzania is an integral part of educating our students to be responsible global citizens. By linking the carbon emissions produced through teachers travel and school transport with avoided deforestation, we are showing our students how private sector innovation and conservation initiatives work in the real world.

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Our partnership with Carbon Tanzania is an integral part of educating our students to be responsible global citizens. By linking the carbon emissions produced through teachers travel and school transport with avoided deforestation, we are showing our students how private sector innovation and conservation initiatives work in the real world.

Fair Travel Tanzania


100% of our net profits go to conservation projects, benefitting communities and protecting nature. By offsetting with Carbon Tanzania we make sure that our clients’ footprints matter.

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100% of our net profits go to conservation projects, benefitting communities and protecting nature. By offsetting with Carbon Tanzania we make sure that our clients’ footprints matter.

Kisima Ngeda Tented Camp


As one of the few owner operated lodges remaining in Tanzania, Kisima Ngeda has extended its policy of working towards true ecological sustainability through the use of solar power, localizing supply chains and minimizing environmental impacts by offsetting our transport emissions since 2012.

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As one of the few owner operated lodges remaining in Tanzania, Kisima Ngeda has extended its policy of working towards true ecological sustainability through the use of solar power, localizing supply chains and minimizing environmental impacts by offsetting our transport emissions since 2012.

Sanjan


Sanjan offers exclusive travelers privately guided safaris with genuinely specialist guides, and offsetting our transport emissions with Carbon Tanzania supports our commitment to operate wildlife safaris with minimal impact on the environment.

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Sanjan offers exclusive travelers privately guided safaris with genuinely specialist guides, and offsetting our transport emissions with Carbon Tanzania supports our commitment to operate wildlife safaris with minimal impact on the environment.

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