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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 […]
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 […]
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
Water conservation Makame - carbon Tanzania

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
Road to understanding forest communities- Carbon Tanzania

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 […]