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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.
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
Children of Ntakata mountains

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 […]
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
Yaeda_Valley_Carbon_Cup_Football_Teams

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
Forest carbon offsets

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 […]
February 4, 2020
Yaeda_Valley_Carbon_Cup_Football_Teams

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
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
Ezekiel receiving UN Equator Prize 2019

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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
August 12, 2016
Importance of protecting Hadza land - Carbon Tanzania

Evidence of the Importance of Protecting Hadza lands

Why diverse ecosystems are the key to our digestive system – yet more evidence of the importance of protecting the Hadza lands in the Yaeda valley. […]