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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
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
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 […]
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 […]
July 25, 2016
protecting forests for chimps and people - Carbon Tanzania

Avoided Deforestation to Benefit Chimpanzees and the Community

Designing a project area around our closest living relative whilst creating land security and economic opportunity. As I sit here, perched on the top of a […]
June 12, 2016
Forest Conservation in Tanzania - Carbon Tanzania

Why REDD is like a Democracy

A newspaper article was recently brought to my attention. It is a well-researched critique of a conservation project in Kenya that threatens the forced eviction of […]
March 29, 2016
Forest Conservation in Tanzania - Carbon Tanzania

The Value of Valuing Nature

The sun is just about to set. It is almost 7 pm in the Yaeda Valley in Northern Tanzania, and I am sitting on top of […]
December 17, 2015
REDD in the Paris Agreement - Carbon Tanzania

The World Says Yes to REDD in Paris

As part of COP21 I spent a busy few days at one of the REDD side events in Paris, soaking up an atmosphere of pragmatic optimism, […]
November 12, 2015
Developing REDD+ in Makame WMA Tanzania

Protecting Landscapes for People and Wildlife; REDD+ in the Makame WMA

In January 2016, Carbon Tanzania begins a new challenge, to develop, certify and bring to market a REDD+ (Reduced Emissions from Deforestation & forest Degradation) project […]
July 12, 2015
Planning with the Hadza of Yaeda Valley - Carbon Tanzania

The Last of the First Lead Forest Conservation

Together with the Hadzabe, the last of Tanzania’s hunter/gather communities, we have developed a successful REDD+ project in the Yaeda Valley to protect their 40,000 year […]