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Creating better forest conservation solutions and enabling you to achieve the SDG’s through investing in forest landscapes and their indigenous guardians.
October 20, 2020
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Creating the Foundations for Successful Community Based Conservation

As the Carbon Tanzania operations specialist, I have just had the privilege to participate in a whirlwind tour of the 12 villages and 2 districts that […]
October 20, 2020
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The Power of People Led Conservation

Think globally, act locally – the power of people led conservation We have said it before, and we will say it again, nature conservation is not […]
August 30, 2020
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Interest in Nature-based Climate Solutions

During the COVID pandemic, Carbon Tanzania has continued to operate its existing projects thanks to our decentralised model of forest conservation. We have also experienced enhanced […]
August 27, 2020

Laying the Foundations for the New Yaeda-Eyasi REDD Project.

Linking the Yaeda Valley to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Carbon Tanzania has recently begun taking the first steps in the design and development of the expansion to the award-winning Yaeda […]
June 2, 2020
It's Time for Nature

Biodiversity loss and Covid-19

“We need to save the planet” is an exhortation that I hear frequently, from family, friends and peers in the world of conservation and environmental action, […]
June 2, 2020
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The Wisdom of Youth

“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children” This much-quoted aphorism is dear to many environmentalists, although there is […]
April 16, 2020
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Responding to Covid-19, Climate Change & Biodiversity Loss

Responding to the Covid-19 crisis informs how we deal with the dual challenges of climate change and biodiversity loss. I am writing this blog over an […]
April 14, 2020

From “Roots & Shoots”, to Project Manager.

In March 2020, Frank Kweka started work with Carbon Tanzania as the Ntakata Mountains REDD Project Manager. We recently talked to Frank (via a mobile phone […]
February 6, 2020
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2020, the “Super Year”

A big year for both Climate Change and Biodiversity action. It’s official, 2020 is going to be a big year for climate change! Throughout the final […]
February 4, 2020
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A New Phase for the Ntakata Mountains Project

At the end of December I boarded the recently inaugurated Air Tanzania flight to Mpanda to conduct one of the scheduled bi-annual Finance and Grievance meetings […]
November 20, 2019
Forest carbon offsets

Carbon Offsets and their Role in Moving Toward a Zero-carbon Economy

Carbon Tanzania’s work leads to a reduction in carbon emissions by designing and implementing high-quality conservation projects that encourage local communities to manage their land and […]
August 20, 2019
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7 Ways to Resolve the Land Use Change & Deforestation Challenge

A recent IPCC report lays bare the ways in which deforestation, forest degradation and land use changes are linked, and how balancing the need for increased […]
March 29, 2018
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Verifying Yaeda – Proving the Concept

You’ll often hear Carbon Tanzania talk about ‘our third-party standard’, in this case it’s the Plan Vivo Foundation based in Edinburgh. What the standard does, is […]
December 5, 2017
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Is REDD+ working in the Yaeda Valley?

Carbon Tanzania has been collaborating with the Hadza Hunter-gatherer communities of the Yaeda Valley for the past 5 years, supporting them to protect their traditional forested […]
June 1, 2017

Carbon Contract signed with Makame CWMA

Thinking and acting for long-term biodiversity conservation On Saturday the 27th May, Carbon Tanzania reached a milestone, the result of 18 months of training and planning, […]
April 24, 2017

Connecting Conservation, Communities and Climate Change

Carbon Tanzania’s innovative approach to forest conservation incorporates protecting existing forests, supporting indigenous communities and mitigating climate change. How can one forest conservation project achieve all […]
March 24, 2017
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Forest Conservation – Protecting water, ecological connectivity & livelihoods

Forest conservation in Tanzania, it turns out, often involves meetings in air-conditioned offices in Dar es Salaam. As many field biologists find out at one point […]
September 29, 2016
Can offsetting become common practise - Carbon Tanzania

Can Offsetting Become as Common as Recycling?

Do you remember why you first started recycling all those years ago?  The environmental activities that the vast majority of us partake in daily, whether it […]