News about MCDI

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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Community benefits more from selling confiscated sawn timber compared to round logs

Mpingo Conservation & Development Initiative (MCDI) has played a pivotal role in supporting rural Tanzanian communities to own and economically...

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Government supports communities to 'hammer' down on illegal logging

Tanzania’s forest policy allows room for local peoples’ involvement in forest conservation. By establishing Village Land Forest Reserves (VLFRs)...

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New method for avoiding forest degradation through fire management

“This new methodology will reduce the frequency and intensity of fire, which is good for the forest... In the long run it will also help communities...

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Communities use Participatory Video to explore environmental justice

For the past two years, MCDI have been working with our partners at the University of East Anglia on a research project looking into local perceptions...

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Chainsaw training set to boost community felling capacity and benefits from responsible forest management

Previously, insufficient market demand rather than supply was the critical constraint to communities selling timber under MCDI's Forest Stewardship...

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10 Year Anniversary Stakeholders' Forum

10 years of supporting communities to take control of, manage and benefit from their forests — for their own benefit, for future generations, for the...

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Expectant mothers benefit from forest management

MCDI have been supporting people in Nanjirinji, a rural farming community in south-eastern Tanzania, to responsibly manage forests on village lands...

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