This video tells a short story about Bagayo, a member of the indigenous Hadza community who resides in Tanzania’s Yaeda Valley. Bagayo shares how he protects the forest as a village game scout to prevent encroachment and deforestation as part of the Yaeda-Eyasi carbon offset project.
This video highlights a 2-week training program for 138 village game scouts conducted as part of the Yaeda-Eyasi carbon offset project. Village game scouts protect Tanzania’s Yaeda Valley and surrounding region from threats like deforestation and poaching. This training provides them with the skills and knowledge to carry out their essential role.
In this clip, we hear from Jo Anderson, one of the co-founders of Carbon Tanzania, the organization that coordinates the implementation of the Yaeda-Eyasi carbon offset project. Jo talks about Carbon Tanzania’s approach to conservation and highlights the critical role that indigenous communities play in protecting the earth’s biodiversity-rich landscapes.
This video tells a short story about Juliana, a village game scout from the Yaeda-Eyasi carbon offset project who welcomed a swarm of bees into her home. This short clip explores how Juliana and the bees have formed a mutually beneficial relationship that benefits the entire community.
This video explores the innovative approach to forest conservation employed by Carbon Tanzania, the developers of the Yaeda-Eyasi carbon offset project. Instead of game reserves or national parks, Carbon Tanzania utilizes carbon credits to fund conservation. Forested areas that are protected by indigenous people themselves who have a stake in the project.
This video features interviews with indigenous Hadza and Datooga community members who are involved in the Yaeda Eyasi carbon offset project. It includes the decision-making processes that the village members undertake to determine and share the benefits derived from the payments for carbon credits.