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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 […]
May 23, 2019
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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 […]
January 29, 2018
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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
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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 […]
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, […]
October 31, 2016
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Water, water, all around – but all of it underground

It’s September in Ndedo village – the depth of the dry season. The sun has dipped below the dusty western horizon and I am taking a […]
August 27, 2016
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The Road to Understanding Forest Communities

On a cold, grey morning in the southern Masai Steppe, the Masai elder arrived wrapped in his shuka (a traditional tartan patterned robe), a thick winter […]
November 12, 2015
Developing REDD+ in Makame WMA Tanzania

Protecting Landscapes for People and Wildlife; REDD+ in the Makame WMA

In January 2016, Carbon Tanzania begins a new challenge, to develop, certify and bring to market a REDD+ (Reduced Emissions from Deforestation & forest Degradation) project […]