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Advancing Indigenous Land Rights and Conservation through New Markets and Partnerships by Marc Baker, Carbon Tanzania and Edward Loure, Ujamaa Community Resource Team

April 17, 2018

The Ujamaa Community Resource Team's Program Coordinator Edward Loure, and Carbon Tanzania's Director, Marc Baker share how securing land rights and integrating REDD can help communities benefit from their natural resources for future generations. This talk examines successes of this partnership with one of the last hunter-gatherer tribes in the world, the Hadzabe in Yaeda Valley. The talk also focuses on a newly emerging project in the Makame Wildlife Management Area, an Acacia-Commiphore Dryland Forest that includes land from five villages and provides crucial habitat for the bordering Tarangire National Park wildlife most of the year.

Speaker Bios

Marc Baker
Founder & Director of Operations, Carbon Tanzania

At Carbon Tanzania he is focused on ensuring that the links between the global effort to mitigate climate change and the diverse needs of successful forest conservation are prioritised. Marc monitors ongoing projects and focuses on project development ensuring that Carbon Tanzania is able to take its unique conservation model to scale.

Edward Loure 
Program Coordinator, Ujamaa Community Resource Team

He is a Tanzanian activist, community leader and member of the Maasai tribe.  Edward was one of the first people to join UCRT, and together with his colleagues—hunter-gatherers and fellow pastoralists—began driving efforts to protect his people and traditions.


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