Working with the Hadza, one of Africa’s last hunter gatherer communities, our partners Carbon Tanzania are reducing deforestation over some 35,000 hectares of forest in the Yaeda Valley. This area has been home to the Hadza for thousands of years. They have a unique language and culture and their forest home is currently under threat of deforestation from outsiders looking for new grazing pastures and from farmers clearing land for crop production. These forests provide food and shelter for the Hadza who are deeply connected to their land – without these ancient forests the Hadza’s culture and lifestyle would be lost forever.
- Secure land title for the Hadza over their ancestral homeland.
- Create forest community land use plans to designate protected zones and farming zones.
- Provide salaries to community guards (Walizi Wajadi) who protect the forest from -deforestation and wildlife eradication.
- Train the Hadza to scientifically measure the carbon stock of the forest.
- Investing US$25,000 per year to the Hadza forest communities, in order to support a Hadza health fund, school fees, emergency food provisions and ongoing village development.
- Prevent deforestation in forests that store over 30,000 tonnes of carbon each year.
This project is certified under Plan Vivo Standard and has been operational since 2012