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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.
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 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, […]
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 […]
March 28, 2019
Strategies to dealing with Deforestation- CT

Strategies to Deal with Deforestation – Tree Planting vs Protection

Carbon Tanzania Director Marc Baker discusses some home truths and realities about tree planting as a strategy to deal with deforestation, land use change, biodiversity loss […]
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 […]
December 5, 2017
Code REDD - Carbon Tanzania

Code REDD

In October 2017 Carbon Tanzania’s application to become a member of Code REDD was accepted. We are now a part of a global network of REDD […]
April 28, 2017

Carbon Tanzania – 2016 Impact Report

Carbon Tanzania’s 2016 Annual Report – Click here download our interactive 2016 Annual Report poster.  
April 28, 2017

2016 Interactive Impact Report

Carbon Tanzania’s interactive 2016 Annual Report  
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 28, 2016

The Value of Conserving a Tree

Comparing the value of a tree pre & post the implementation of a REDD project Over the last 5 years the outlook for a tree in […]