News about MCDI

The Victory of Mavuji Jogging Club on tree restoration inspires Uchungwa Jogging Club

Mavuji jogging & fitness club is located at Mavuji Village in Kilwa Masoko and the JC was formed in Jan 2019 and comprised of 25 members who are young...

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75-year old woman inspires teak growing in Mchakama village

 

A 75-year-old woman named Sharifa Amanzi, who lives at Mchakama village in Kilwa District, Lindi Region inspires other community members to engage...

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From seed to tree

Mpingo (Dalbergia melanoxylon) - our organisation’s namesake and the national tree of Tanzania – is one of the most expensive timbers in the world....

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The changing future of our trees

Due to global warming and climate change, weather patterns across much of Africa are becoming increasingly unpredictable, leading to a mix of severe...

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The fruits of collaboration between communities, local government and not-for-profits to restore Tanzania’s forests

At MCDI, not only do we work to conserve and protect the world’s forests by empowering rural communities in Tanzania to set up and sustainably manage...

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Bringing one tree back from the brink

Deforestation is a leading cause of biodiversity loss worldwide. It is estimated that about 68% of the world’s plants are threatened with extinction...

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Effective forest governance makes for powerful women in rural Tanzania

Gender plays an important part in forest management, as men and women in rural areas are apt to use forests differently. Men tend to use a wide area...

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The Ambassador for Sweden in Tanzania commends FSC-certified community forests

“If I want to buy hardwood from a tropical country, like Tanzania... if I want to buy a table... then I will always look at the side to see, is it...

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We've got Leopards lurking in the dark!

Tanzania is among the most bio-diverse countries in Africa, but the number of threatened species in the country has tripled in the last decade as a...

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