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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.
August 30, 2020
Boots on the forest floor - Ntakata Mountains

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 […]
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
Treeless_landscape_sunrise

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
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 […]
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 […]
October 5, 2017
Ntakata Mountains community members - Carbon Tanzania

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
Conservation and Development in Mahale - Carbon Tanzania

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 […]
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 […]
February 27, 2017
Protect forests to protect chimps - Carbon Tanzania

Keeping Carbon in the Ground to Protect Chimpanzees, Simple Surely?

Ten years ago Jo and I established Carbon Tanzania with one aim, to value ecosystems through carbon and by doing so protect unique biodiversity and human […]