People matter: Tanzania evicts thousands of Maasai for hunting safaris

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In case you happen to be in Morogoro, Tanzania next week.

Environmental Economics

IAGRI Workshop Announcement. Introduction to Valuation Methods and Willingness to Pay. Dates: October 12-13, 2016. Location: iAGRI building, Sokoine University of Agriculture campus. Presenter: Dr. Tim Haab, Professor and Chair, Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio USA. Abstract: Understanding of the values that people place on goods and services is critical to making sound economic decisions. 


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Climate Change, Health, and Population Dynamics: A View from Tanzania

Nature Conservancy - Science

Family Planning and Climate Change: A Ground-Level View in Tanzania. Far removed from the negotiations that took place in Paris, some 900 million vulnerable rural people around the world – including resource-dependent communities along the shores of Lake Tanganyika in western Tanzania – are relying on decisions made at the negotiation table to pave the way for policies that will help them adapt to the realities of climate change.

Eddie Game: Why Tanzania is Wrong to Pursue ‘Fortress Conservation’ with the Maasai

Nature Conservancy - Science

Maasai milking a cow, Tanzania. The recent move by Tanzania’s government to seal off 30,000 Maasai people from access to 1,500 square kilometers adjacent to the Serengeti in the name of wildlife conservation has drawn intense protests from both the Maasai and non-governmental organizations working in the country. Credit: mar is sea Y/Flickr through a Creative Commons license.

Self-sustainable childrens center in Tanzania harvests water like a baobab tree


In northern Tanzania, a Swedish team of architects, engineers and a non-profit collaborated with local workers to complete the Econef Children’s Center, a self-sustaining facility for orphans in the King’ori village. Go here to read the rest: Self-sustainable childrens center in Tanzania harvests water like a baobab tree.

I hear the drums echoing tonight

Environmental Economics

Morogoro, Tanzania Just me doing what I

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Traveling Naturalist: Elephants, Kudus and More in Tarangire National Park

Nature Conservancy - Science

Tarangire National Park in northern Tanzania is one of the finest places in the world to observe wild elephants. Northern Tanzania holds some of the world’s most well-known natural sights : the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Mount Kilimanjaro. The warthog, a common species in Tanzania’s national park. I recently had a weekend to spend in the park prior to a work trip to Tanzania.

Meet Coach Cass, the Millennial Face of African travel

Eco Chic

Now, almost six years later, her tour business has grown to include several more destinations: Morocco, Zambia,Tanzania, and Kenya, to name only a few. . She loves Durban, South Africa for day party vibes and tells me that Kenya, Tanzania, Ghana and Uganda are the best for dance, fitness and community service. . Raise your hand if you, like me, have ever scrolled through your Instagram feed and all-but-drooled over photos of epic scenery in the far reaches of the world.

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2012: Thousands facing displacement due to Middle Eastern land grab

Green Prophet

From Ethiopia, Tanzania and the Congo, I look back on what has been bad year for land grabs. Tanzania. And in a new twist to the land-grab meme, this land sell-off is not to secure access to precious food supplies but, rather, to indulge in the hunting whims of the Middle East’s elite.The campaigning group Avaaz has launched a online petition to ask Tanzania’s President Kikwete to reject the hunting corporation’s big deal and stop the sell-off of the Serengeti.

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10 Fish Conservation Success Stories to Celebrate

Nature Conservancy - Science

But at Lake Tanganyika in western Tanzania, scientists have found that to save chimps, they must look underwater. Fish Adirondacks Alaska fisheries fisheries management fishing florida Fresh Water Illinois lakes reintroduction restoration rivers salmon streams Tanzania wetlands Wisconsin In the Bristol Bay watershed, the impact of salmon is everywhere, in literally every living thing. Photo: Chris DeNatale. By Matt Miller, senior science writer.

Earth Day 2013 Recap: Picnic Superlatives

Cool Green Science

Most Educational Picnic: Arusha, Tanzania. TNC’s Alphonce Mallya (in green cap) turned Earth Day into an educational opportunity when he organized a Picnic for Earth and wildlife safari at Tanzania’s Tarangire National Park for 40 students from 8 Arusha high schools. A huge Earth Day thank you to everyone who participated and made Picnic for Earth a worldwide celebration. From Washington, D.C.

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Fish and Chimps

Nature Conservancy - Science

Protecting chimpanzees in western Tanzania may rest on the effectiveness of protecting the fish that provide people protein. But at Lake Tanganyika in western Tanzania, scientists have found that to save chimps, they must look underwater. There is a well-known national park along the lake, Mahale Mountains , that contains the largest chimpanzee population remaining in Tanzania.

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World Indigenous Day: Harnessing the Power of the Five Percent

Cool Green Science

Our work together varies depending on regional needs, from climate mitigation and land management in the Amazon , to coastal fisheries cooperatives in Tanzania and fire management strategies in Northern Australia. World Indigenous Day is August 9 and we’re talking to Gina Cosentino, Global Director for Indigenous and Communal Conservation at The Nature Conservancy.

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6 Eco-Friendly Resorts Around the World For Travelers With a Conscience

Eco Chic

Located in Zanzibar, Tanzania, where the only source of fresh water is from the rains that hit the quaint island of Chumbe, the Chumbe Island Coral Park Eco-Bungalows preserve the Island’s exceptional environment with state-of-the-art eco-architecture and technology. Escapes eco destinations eco lodges eco resorts eco tourism Eco Travel Grenada India Nicaragua responsible travel Tanzania travel Vietnam wanderlust

Wangari Maathai warns about resource conflicts: “If the rivers stop flowing, people will fight”

Green Blog

Green Quote Egypt forestry Green Belt Kenya Nile resource conflicts resource wars Tanzania Wangari Maathai water conflictWednesday the 6th of July 2011 Wangari Maathai received a honorary doctorate at Copenhagen University and spoke about her work with the Green Belt movement, the Taking Roots movie and more. Watch her speech, I recorded it for you. [15:39] 15:39] Protecting forests is extremely important [.] also very important for conflict [.]

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The Green Buzz: Wednesday, October 9

Cool Green Science

Tanzania’s government minister has a suggestion for how to deal with poachers. Africa Animals Conservation Issues Environmental News International Science The Green Buzz The Nature Conservancy Antarctica Austin college professor cyborg cockroaches dumpster living elephant poaching environmental disaster infographic government shutdown Grist ivory MNN npr poaching shoot poachers sustainable living Tanzania Texas Treehugger Wired

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Inequality between rich and poor nations helps fuel a climate of mistrust and sabotages efforts to secure a climate deal

Green Blog

A single power plant in Great Britain will produce more CO2 emissions, every year, than all 139 million people living in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Mozambique combined. Photo credit: The 15th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP15) in Copenhagen, which many have said was our last chance to take action against “ the greatest threat the world has ever faced ”, ended in a failure.

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Quote of the day: ".we're in the sixth mass extinction."

Environmental Economics

If accurate, that means wildlife across the globe is vanishing at a rate of 2% a year.and h ere's a link to the full story.and here's a picture of a giraffe I took in Tanzania two weeks ago.and here's a lion that smiled for the camera: and here's a young zebra to add gratuitous emotional impact to the story:     Here's the full quote: "This is definitely human impact, we're in the sixth mass extinction.

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Analysis: Floating solar ready for take-off

A Greener Life

Other hydroelectric reservoirs with large surface areas that Sanchez lists as suitable for conversion include those behind the Kainji dam in Nigeria, the Merowe and Roseires dams in Sudan, the Buyo in Cote d’Ivoire, the Lagdo in Cameroon, and the Mtera in Tanzania.

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How ‘chamas’ and mutual credit are changing Africa: Shaila Agha of the Sarafu Network

Low Impact

I told you earlier that I was in Tanzania in the 90s, and I visited Ujamaa villages – where people work together, and have direct democracy. Today I’m talking with Shaila Agha of the Sarafu Network about ‘chamas’ and mutual credit , and how they’re changing Africa.

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Bridging the Gap: Strengthening Community Conservation in Canada and Africa

Cool Green Science

After two long days of flights, airports, taxis and buses, I finally arrived at the African Leaders Network workshop in Tanzania. As the others arrived by minibus and Landrover from Tanzania, Nambia and Kenya, I was struck by the feeling that I was sitting on the sidelines of a family reunion, watching people’s eyes light up as they shook hands, hugged, laughed and expressed excitement to be in each other’s company again.

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Maasai women are the new solar warriors of Africa

Green (Living) Review

The Maasai are a semi-nomadic pastoral tribe spread across Kenya and Tanzania, and globalization has not been kind to them. Vulnerable to wildlife that steal their livestock and powerless after the sun goes down, many Maasai often have to walk many kilometers just to charge their phones. But a new project spearheaded by Green Energy Africa has brought solar energy to 2,000 homes in Naiputa county alone, and put new power into the hands of women who sell affordable solar installations.

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We're #4! And #7! And They're #22!

Environmental Economics

Explaining Nonadoption of Hybrid Maize in Tanzania" Appl. Most read articles from Applied Economics Policy and Perspectives in February, 2016 :   Jonas Kathage , Menale Kassie , Bekele Shiferaw , and Matin Qaim " Big Constraints or Small Returns? Perspect. 2016 ) 38 ( 1 ): 113 - 131 first published online April 7, 2015 doi: 10.1093/aepp/ppv009. Harry de Gorter and David R.

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There's Another Climate Champ in the White House

Sierra Club Compass

At an event with former first lady Laura Bush in Tanzania this week, Michelle Obama told the crowd that she refrains from giving her husband political advice -- but her daughters don’t hold back: "You know, the fortunate thing about having young children and girls is that truly, they could care less [about their father’s political advisors].there

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Yoghurt protects children and pregnant women from environmental poisoning

Green (Living) Review

Working with the Western Heads East organization, Dr. Reid had already established a network of community kitchens in Mwanza, Tanzania to produce a probiotic yogurt for the local population. Yogurt containing probiotic bacteria successfully protected children and pregnant women against poisoning from heavy metal exposure, according to a new study.

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Common Land, Common Ground

Cool Green Science

As director of the Ujamaa Community Resource Team (UCRT), Edward’s work, and the work of partners in the Northern Tanzania Rangelands Initiative (NTRI), has been about providing a voice for such communities—in particular pastoralists and hunter-gather groups—whose livelihoods depend on communal lands. A shared model of community leadership The implications of this work for the communities of Tanzania are huge. Edward Loure and The Nature Conservancy have a common story.

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Can Forest Carbon Markets Provide for a 40,000-Year-Old Culture?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Can a forest carbon offset project protect the resources and culture of indigenous hunter-gatherers in northern Tanzania? Tanzania’s population is growing. Establishment of these land rights was precedent setting in Tanzania, and was critical for all subsequent conservation actions because it gives the Hadza tenure on their lands. Enter Carbon Tanzania , a company devoted to producing carbon offsets through natural forest conservation.

‘Pay-As-You-Go’ Solar Companies Win National Geographic Terra Watt Prize

Sierra Club Compass

  This year’s winners -- who were evaluated on feasibility, impact, sustainability, and scalability of their products -- are India-based   Mera Gao Power and Tanzania-based EGG-energy. EGG-energy has been working toward their mission of scaling up the solar home system (SHS) distribution in Tanzania and East Africa. Just as solar leasing from the likes of SolarCity unlocked the solar market in the U.S.,

Cashews, The Shocking Facts

Green Prophet

Vietnam grows cashews but brings most of them in from West Africa’s Ivory Coast, Tanzania, Cambodia, and India. Cashews’ background is so dark that once you know of it, you’ll be asking yourself: is it ethical to eat them?

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Interview with Brian Czech: the impossibility of a perpetually-growing economy

Low Impact

Yes, it’s no good talking to Tanzania or Malawi about steady-state economics when their economies are so much smaller than ours. Today I’m talking with Brian Czech, the president of CASSE (Centre for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy). He served in the U.S.

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Citizen Science Tuesday: Chimp & See

Nature Conservancy - Science

Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) in the forest at Mahale National Park on Lake Tanganyika in Tanzania. Wild chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) swinging in Gombe, Tanzania. Photo © Ami Vitale. Citizen Science Tuesday connects you with opportunities to be a part of conservation science with outdoor projects around the world and online projects to try from the comfort of your own home. By Lisa Feldkamp, senior coordinator, new science audiences, The Nature Conservancy. What is Chimp & See?

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Green safari company launches carbon research project

Green Traveler Guides

The company, which is known for its commitment to sustainable responsible travel and community empowerment, owns and operates 46 luxury lodges and camps in South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Tanzania, Kenya and India. The spekboom (or pork bush) is a remarkable “super plant.” Green hero: Danielle Nierenberg Go for the green photo: #4 Green safari: Kenya Green safari: Tanzania Leave a Comment Previous post: Travelers prefer green hotels Next post: Green travel advice from U.K.-based

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Elephants Are Glad for Today

Cool Green Science

But it’s a rewarding job, and our Africa program of The Nature Conservancy is working with local partners in Zambia, Kenya and Tanzania to help train, fund and equip wildlife rangers. . It’s World Ranger Day , and here’s one reason why you should care: Elephants are in crisis. In 1980, African elephant populations were estimated at 1.2 million. But poaching is decimating these graceful land giants: today, only about 450,000 remain. Poachers are after ivory.

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Flora and Fauna: Definition, Importance and Examples


million hectares of savanna in Tanzania world famous for the migrations of 1.5 Two hundred million years ago, Earth looked very different. There was only one supercontinent Pangaea, surrounded by a single ocean Panthalassa.

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Weird Conservation Part 2: The Even Stranger Side of Saving Endangered Species

Nature Conservancy - Science

A male lion in Tanzania. To help discourage lions and leopards from preying on livestock, the Tanzania Lion Illumination Project hangs solar-powered flashing lights on livestock enclosures to frighten away prowling cats, hyenas, wild dogs, and even elephants. Nature is weird. But conservation is weirder. Really, really, really, weird.

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The UN adds “Tea Day” and “Food Loss” day to international agriculture days of the year

Green Prophet

International Tea Day has been celebrated by some countries – notably in South Asia and Tanzania – where tea has been a major commodity and important beverage for some time. Dried tea mixes in Machane Yehuda, Jerusalem’s food market.

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Weekend Reading 9/18/15

Sightline Daily

That’s basically the premise of a reality showing airing in Tanzania called Female Food Heroes. Dreamed up by the folks at Oxfam, the goal of the show is to raise the profile of small-scale women farmers, who make up about 75% of farmers in Tanzania yet own just 20% of the land. Kristin. Why does the media care so much about Hillary’s emails, but not at all about the fact that Bush’s tax proposals are a pack of lies ?

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Help Scientists Identify Wild Animals with Snapshot Serengeti

Green Living Ideas

With hundreds of cameras set up across the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania , the daily lives of wild animals are captured- and you can help the scientists find out what the animals are doing in their daily lives across the park. If you and your family are interested in wildlife, Snapshot Serengeti is a great way to foster this fascination.

Wishing you a greener holiday!

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$4 Million Doled Out to Green Innovators at Zayed Future Energy Awards

Green Prophet

Albeit a somber gathering that laid out the full weight of our shared responsibility to reverse the course of global warming and subsequent climate change , the day ended on a more hopeful note with $4 million worth of prize money doled out to several green innovators from as far afield as Mexico and Tanzania.

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The Surprising Importance of Freshwater Fisheries to Global Food Security

Nature Conservancy - Science

Village women smoke fish they’ve purchased from local fisherman and then resell the fish at local markets in the village of Katumbi on Lake Tanganyika in Tanzania. Local village fisherman work to catch barely enough fish to make a living selling to the local market in the village of Katumbi on Lake Tanganyika in Tanzania. If you’re thinking about how fisheries feed people around the globe, chances are you start picturing oceans.

Bringing clean energy to poor communities in Africa

Sierra Club Compass

SunnyMoney sells their solar lights and phone chargers exclusively in Malawi, Zambia, Kenya, and Tanzania through the schools’ network. Africa is beginning to see a new light. A solar-powered light that is. Currently 598 million Africans live off the grid in rural Africa. Many of them still use kerosene lamps to light their homes, a practice that can consume up to 20 percent of each family’s income and is harmful to both the environment and the health of the families.

Drinking Smoke and Peat with Mac & Cheese

The Alien Next Door

The last time was more than several years ago in a dark bar at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. scotch on the Faculty Club patio It’s been a while since I drank scotch. I had just come down the mountain, having barely reached the upper foothills. My friend Margaret and I had abandoned the taxing ascent in favor of a more pleasant and relaxing hike and more time at the local bar. The place was somewhat run down and smelled of burnt plantain and rotting fruit.

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