Our Blog

Creating better forest conservation solutions and enabling you to achieve the SDG’s through investing in forest landscapes and their indigenous guardians.

Our Blog

Creating better forest conservation solutions and enabling you to achieve the SDG’s through investing in forest landscapes and their indigenous guardians.
May 23, 2019
Investing in Forests - Carbon Tanzania

What is the Best Way to Invest in Nature?

The world wants to invest in natural ecosystems – but what is the best way to do this? The past few months has seen climate change […]
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? Every August 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 […]
June 1, 2017

International aviation offset scheme takes off in Barcelona

Last week I was at the Innovate4Climate conference in Barcelona. 4 days of fascinating presentations, talks and discussion groups, and night spent meeting a wonderful array […]
April 28, 2017

Carbon Tanzania – 2016 Impact Report

Carbon Tanzania’s 2016 Annual Report – Click here download our interactive 2016 Annual Report poster.  
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 […]
February 27, 2017
Protect forests to protect chimps - Carbon Tanzania

Keeping Carbon in the Ground to Protect Chimpanzees, Simple Surely?

Ten years ago Jo and I established Carbon Tanzania with one aim, to value ecosystems through carbon and by doing so protect unique biodiversity and human […]
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 […]
June 17, 2016
Natural connections - Carbon Tanzania

A Natural Connection?

Over the last few weeks there have been two contrasting media stories about zoo-kept Gorillas, one of man’s closest evolutionary relatives. The first inundated the web […]
April 29, 2016
Importance of Human rights in conservation - Carbon Tanzania

The Goldman Prize – The Importance of Human Rights in the Conservation Debate

On April 24th 2016 in the San Francisco Opera house, the Goldman Environmental Prize was awarded to six people from around the world, including our friend […]
April 29, 2016
2015 offsetter awards - Carbon Tanzania

The 2015 Carbon Tanzania Offsetter Award Goes to…

Last week at our 3rd Annual Offsetter Event we celebrated 4 years of generating certified forest carbon offsets with our customers some who have been active […]
September 30, 2015
Forest Conservation in the Yaeda Valley

Achieving the Global Goals with Forest Conservation

“A world reconnected with nature – the global community, that’s you, working with local communities, that’s us, to address climate change”. This was my opening statement […]