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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.

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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.
July 27, 2021
handing over of cheque - Ntakata Mountains Project

How are Carbon Revenues shared equitably throughout the Forest Communities?

The historic payments made to the forest communities of Carbon Tanzania’s Ntakata Mountains Project in July represent a significant milestone in our efforts to create a nature based […]
July 26, 2021

A Rangers Perspective – Protecting Makame

Carbon Tanzania works with forest communities in Tanzania to protect community owned, threatened forests. The contracts we develop with the communities stipulates that it is our […]
May 13, 2021
Indigenous voices protecting forests

Indigenous Voices Protecting Forests

The Hadza Hunter-gatherers of Yaeda Chini, Domanga and Mongo wa Mono villages have been powerful indigenous voices protecting forests on their ancestral lands for decades. They […]
May 13, 2021
Carbon Finance protecting forests

Can Carbon Finance Pay for the Protection of Forests?

Let’s celebrate Nature! Last month the world celebrated Earth Day, 51 years after the first mass gatherings were held recognising the fundamental importance for human societies of […]
February 18, 2021
Jo Anderson and Marc Baker sit in the bush and reflect

Reflecting on 10 years of Carbon Tanzania

A discussion with Marc Baker and Jo Anderson as they reflect on 10 years of innovation and learning while growing Carbon Tanzania
February 18, 2021
Ariel view of Ntakata Mountains Forest

Overcoming Communication Challenges with Carbon Champions

How do you overcome the challenges of communicating REDD project goals and outcomes to a community spread over vast forests? Introducing Carbon Champions.
October 20, 2020
Community based conservation meetings

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
Indigenous person overlooking their forested land

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
ranger boots on forest floor

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 30, 2020
ranger boots on forest floor

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 […]
February 4, 2020
Ntakata_Steering Committee_deciding_on_revenue_dispersal

A New Phase for the Ntakata Mountains Project

At the end of December I boarded the recently inaugurated Air Tanzania flight to Mpanda to conduct one of the scheduled bi-annual Finance and Grievance meetings […]
November 20, 2019
Hadza in New York for Climate Week 2019

Toilets on planes, and underground trains:

Reflections of a Hadza hunter-gatherer in New York City In September 2019, Ezekiel Phillippo travelled to New York City to represent the Hadza hunter-gatherer community of […]
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 […]
April 3, 2018
Forested landscape

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 […]