Forest Conservation

We cannot address global climate change without protecting forests

Forest Conservation

We cannot address global climate change without protecting forests

Protecting forests and wildlife does not mean ignoring the needs of local communities. Our three REDD projects represent our most successful approach to making this a reality.

What is REDD

REDD stands for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation. Such projects are certified by internationally recognised third party certifying organisations including the Plan Vivo Foundation and the Verified Carbon Standard and the Climate, Community, and Biodiversity Alliance (VCS / CCB). A bit like the Fairtrade Foundation, these third parties ensure that our forest conservation projects conform to strict standards, which means that the resulting forest carbon offsets are real, measurable and permanent, and that they deliver real benefits to indigenous communities by delivering key SDGs.


Our REDD Projects

We are currently implementing three REDD forest conservation projects in Tanzania. They all share the qualities of protecting large areas of natural forest that are wildlife-rich, of connecting other protected areas to one another and of enhancing conservation outcomes by increasing the areas of forest available for biodiversity to thrive. Each one boasts very special features. Our flagship Yaeda project helps the Hadza hunter-gatherers protect the core of their ancient homeland. The Makame Savannah project protects the largest population of elephants that exist outside of national protected areas in Tanzania, while the Ntakata Mountains REDD project is designed to protect forest that harbours an important population of Tanzania’s endangered Chimpanzees.

Learn more about our unique approach to developing REDD projects.

Carbon Tanzania’s REDD Projects

We measure and report project activities in line with the UN SDG’s.

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