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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.

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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 23, 2019
Makame - Tanzanias hidden gem - Carbon Tanzania

Makame – Tanzania’s Hidden Gem

Makame is a vast (4,000 km2) community conservation area in northern Tanzania, forming part of the greater Manyara-Tarangire ecosystem. Northern Tanzania is a truly beautiful part […]
May 23, 2019
Investing in Forests - Carbon Tanzania

What is the Best Way to Invest in Nature?

The world wants to invest in natural ecosystems – but what is the best way to do this? The past few months has seen climate change […]
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 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 […]
December 13, 2018

Protecting Forests: an economic opportunity for developing countries

Over the past two weeks governments, scientists, activists, politicians and lobbyists have been meeting in Katowice,
October 10, 2018
Ntakata Contract signing - Carbon Tanzania

Signing up to Forest Conservation

A milestone for the Ntakata project was reached on the 3rd October 2018 when eight villages in remote Western Tanzania took a big step towards the […]
August 7, 2018
Indigenous people in conservation - Carbon Tanzania

Can Indigenous Peoples be part of true conservation?

Can Indigenous Peoples be part of the solution to wildlife conservation challenges in the 21st Century? Every August we celebrate the International Day of the World’s […]
May 31, 2018
Biodiversity - Carbon Tanzania

What has Biodiversity ever done for us?

The most watched television show in the UK in 2017 was the final episode of “Blue Planet II” narrated by Sir David Attenborough. The documentary highlighted […]
April 3, 2018

Are all Forests Created Equal?

Every March we celebrate the International Day of Forests, another of the many international “days” that seem to appear on our social media feeds almost every […]
March 29, 2018
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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 […]
April 24, 2017

Connecting Conservation, Communities and Climate Change

Carbon Tanzania’s innovative approach to forest conservation incorporates protecting existing forests, supporting indigenous communities and mitigating climate change. How can one forest conservation project achieve all […]
October 31, 2016
Water conservation Makame - carbon Tanzania

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 […]
November 23, 2015
5 reasons to use forest carbon offsets - Carbon Tanzania

5 Reasons to use Forest Carbon Offsets to Balance your Flight Emissions

2017 has been declared the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. We partner with a large number of responsible tour operators who make it easy for […]