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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.
April 2, 2019
VGS in training - Carbon Tanzania

VGS in Training – Enhancing Forest Protection

In March Marc and I took an operations team trip through two of Tanzania’s iconic conservation areas, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and the Serengeti National Park. […]
March 28, 2019
Strategies to dealing with Deforestation- CT

Strategies to Deal with Deforestation – Tree Planting vs Protection

Carbon Tanzania Director Marc Baker discusses some home truths and realities about tree planting as a strategy to deal with deforestation, land use change, biodiversity loss […]
December 13, 2018

Protecting Forests: an economic opportunity for developing countries

Over the past two weeks governments, scientists, activists, politicians and lobbyists have been meeting in Katowice,
October 10, 2018
Ntakata Contract signing - Carbon Tanzania

Signing up to Forest Conservation

A milestone for the Ntakata project was reached on the 3rd October 2018 when eight villages in remote Western Tanzania took a big step towards the […]
August 7, 2018
Indigenous people in conservation - Carbon Tanzania

Can Indigenous Peoples be part of true conservation?

Can Indigenous Peoples be part of the solution to wildlife conservation challenges in the 21st Century? This week we celebrate the International Day of the World’s […]
May 31, 2018
Biodiversity - Carbon Tanzania

What has Biodiversity ever done for us?

The most watched television show in the UK in 2017 was the final episode of “Blue Planet II” narrated by Sir David Attenborough. The documentary highlighted […]
April 3, 2018

Are all Forests Created Equal?

Every March we celebrate the International Day of Forests, another of the many international “days” that seem to appear on our social media feeds almost every […]
March 29, 2018
CT flow chart - Carbon Tanzania

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 […]
January 29, 2018
Carbon Champions Makame - Carbon Tanzania

How do Masai Herders Learn about Carbon Forestry

In 2018 Carbon Tanzania rolled out its “Carbon Champions” programme, an experimental scheme designed to communicate the complex nature of carbon forest projects to the communities […]
January 17, 2018
Makame Carbon Champions - Carbon Tanzania

Bridging the Gap with Carbon Champions

If you had by chance been in a meeting or gathering in one of the village communities in Makame Community Wildlife Management Area (CWMA) during July […]
December 6, 2017
Carbon Tanzania at World Green Economy

The World Green Economy Summit – a Reflection on the Worlds New Direction.

The World Green Economy Summit felt like a far cry from Carbon Tanzania’s usual working environment, for someone who is used to walking though forests and […]
December 5, 2017
Epic verify Yaeda Valley - Carbon Tanzania

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 […]
March 29, 2018
CT flow chart - Carbon Tanzania

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
Epic verify Yaeda Valley - Carbon Tanzania

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
Forest Conservation - protecting water, ecology livelihoods

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 […]
July 26, 2016
CT flow chart - Carbon Tanzania

Beyond Philanthropy – Carbon Offsets and Risk Mitigation

This month we review the major findings of the recent Ecosystem Marketplace report into carbon offsetting, and present a compelling summary of why companies around the […]
June 12, 2016
Forest Conservation in Tanzania - Carbon Tanzania

Why REDD is like a Democracy

A newspaper article was recently brought to my attention. It is a well-researched critique of a conservation project in Kenya that threatens the forced eviction of […]
November 23, 2015
5 reasons to use forest carbon offsets - Carbon Tanzania

5 Reasons to use Forest Carbon Offsets to Balance your Flight Emissions

2017 has been declared the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. We partner with a large number of responsible tour operators who make it easy for […]