News about MCDI

How forests are helping to eradicate rural poverty in Tanzania

Today is International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Here is how we are using forests as a tool to alleviate rural poverty in Tanzania, where...

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How forests have empowered rural women in Tanzania

“Before, local people weren’t aware of the importance of the forest, now they are more conscious, because of education in the village... I know the...

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Public Notice

New National Forest Stewardship Standards for mainland Tanzania up for public consultation.

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Five ways Tanzanian communities are benefiting from forests

This World Forests Week, we share why we value forests

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National Geographic Buffett Award Winner - Leadership in Conservation

Awarded for "improving the wellbeing of rural communities,... as well as the forests upon which they rely".

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Thank you Makala, on behalf of Lindi Region...

On Monday 6th June, Lindi Regional Commissioner extended his gratitude to our CEO, Makala Jasper, for winning a 2016 Whitley Award. The award was...

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Local example used to promote investment in community forestry in Tanzania

"We should seek ways to involve more communities in managing and protecting more forests!"

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MCDI wins Whitley Fund for Nature Award

Healthy forests are havens for biodiversity, provide a lifeline for billions of rural people worldwide, and play a vital role in mitigating global...

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Creating connections - forests, wildlife and Tanzanian communities

Forests are home to 80% of the world’s terrestrial wildlife. We're working with rural Tanzanian communities to protect these important wildlife...

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Communities plant 6,575 indigenous trees for the future

Just 1,000 timber seedlings could generate >$100,000 for Tanzanian communities!

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