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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.
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
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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 […]
November 20, 2019
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Carbon Offsets and their Role in Moving Toward a Zero-carbon Economy

Carbon Tanzania’s work leads to a reduction in carbon emissions by designing and implementing high-quality conservation projects that encourage local communities to manage their land and […]
November 20, 2019
Hadza in New York for Climate Week 2019

Toilets on planes, and underground trains:

Reflections of a Hadza hunter-gatherer in New York City In September 2019, Ezekiel Phillippo travelled to New York City to represent the Hadza hunter-gatherer community of […]
September 24, 2019
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Ezekiel Accepts UN Environmental Award – 2019 Equator Prize

Ezekiel, representing the Hadza of the Yaeda Valley, collects the 2019 Equator Prize at New York Ceremony A prominent member of the Hadza hunter-gatherer community of […]
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 […]
August 20, 2019
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7 Ways to Resolve the Land Use Change & Deforestation Challenge

A recent IPCC report lays bare the ways in which deforestation, forest degradation and land use changes are linked, and how balancing the need for increased […]
May 23, 2019
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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 31, 2018
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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 […]
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
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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 28, 2017

Carbon Tanzania – 2016 Impact Report

Carbon Tanzania’s 2016 Annual Report – Click here download our interactive 2016 Annual Report poster.  
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 […]
September 29, 2015
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How Forest Conservation Meets Our Basic Needs

We sit under an Acacia tree – an Acacia Tortillis to be precise, thanks to its provision of one of our basic needs, shade from the […]
August 12, 2015
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News from the Yaeda Valley

It has been a busy 6 months for our community partners in the Yaeda Valley and for Carbon Tanzania. As some of you may have already […]
July 12, 2015
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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 […]