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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 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 […]
February 4, 2020
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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 […]
February 4, 2020
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Inaugural Carbon Cup – Yaeda Valley

For over two weeks in December 2019, the Yaeda Valley was feverishly swept up in excitement around the first ever installment of the “Carbon Cup”. The […]
November 20, 2019
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Carbon Offsets and their Role in Moving Toward a Zero-carbon Economy

Carbon Tanzania’s work leads to a reduction in carbon emissions by designing and implementing high-quality conservation projects that encourage local communities to manage their land and […]
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 […]
September 24, 2019
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Ezekiel Accepts UN Environmental Award – 2019 Equator Prize

Ezekiel, representing the Hadza of the Yaeda Valley, collects the 2019 Equator Prize at New York Ceremony A prominent member of the Hadza hunter-gatherer community of […]
September 14, 2019
Deforestation in Tanzania

Deforestation – 10 Facts & How You Can Help Stop the Destruction

Pledges to reduce deforestation from global corporations and governments have dramatically increased in the past two years, but actual progress remains to be seen with deforestation […]
August 20, 2019
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7 Ways to Resolve the Land Use Change & Deforestation Challenge

A recent IPCC report lays bare the ways in which deforestation, forest degradation and land use changes are linked, and how balancing the need for increased […]
October 5, 2017
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Carbon Measuring in Tanzania’s Wild West

This article was first published in Ujumbe. As this edition of Ujumbe goes to print, the Carbon Tanzania team will be trekking through the miombo forests […]
October 5, 2017
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Integrating Conservation with Development in the Greater Mahale Ecosystem

In early July I had the opportunity to spend a couple of weeks in the greater Mahale ecosystem at our newest project site, Ntakata Mountains. This […]
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, […]
April 28, 2017

Carbon Tanzania – 2016 Impact Report

Carbon Tanzania’s 2016 Annual Report – Click here download our interactive 2016 Annual Report poster.  
March 24, 2017
Forest Conservation - protecting water, ecology livelihoods

Forest Conservation – Protecting water, ecological connectivity & livelihoods

Forest conservation in Tanzania, it turns out, often involves meetings in air-conditioned offices in Dar es Salaam. As many field biologists find out at one point […]
November 24, 2016
Revenue sharing Yaeda - Carbon Tanzania

Sharing the Revenue from Carbon Offsets – What Really Happens?

As part of our contractual agreement with the communities in Yaeda Valley, the Carbon Tanzania team heads to Yaeda for meetings in May and November every […]
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 […]