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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.
May 23, 2019
Makame - Tanzanias hidden gem - Carbon Tanzania

Makame – Tanzania’s Hidden Gem

Makame is a vast (4,000 km2) community conservation area in northern Tanzania, forming part of the greater Manyara-Tarangire ecosystem. Northern Tanzania is a truly beautiful part […]
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 […]
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 […]
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,
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 […]
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 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 […]
September 29, 2016
Managing grazing in changing climate - Carbon Tanzania

Managing Grazing in a Changing Environment

In Yaeda Valley, the basis of our success has been the community developed land use plans that designate areas for farming, grazing and full protection (see […]
December 17, 2015
Festive Emissions reduction tips

5 Quick Tips to Reduce your Festive Season Emissions

While the festive season is the “most wonderful time of the year” for many, it is not such a wonderful time for our environment. As we […]
December 17, 2015
REDD in the Paris Agreement - Carbon Tanzania

The World Says Yes to REDD in Paris

As part of COP21 I spent a busy few days at one of the REDD side events in Paris, soaking up an atmosphere of pragmatic optimism, […]
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 […]