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Mongabay.com: Red colobus conservation in Zanzibar: A cautiously optimistic tale


Mongabay.com, an environmental news site with more than 2 million followers, quoted Thabit Masoud, CARE Tanzania’s program director of sustainable agriculture and land management, in a story about forest conservation and endangered species protection in Zanzibar, Tanzania. CARE Tanzania has lessened tension between the community and the tourist attracted Jozani-Chwaka Bay National Park by allowing farmers to be shareholders in the Jozani conservation project. Also, CARE plans to implement transactions of carbon credits to respond to increasing deforestation. “Revenue can come from sustainably harvested forest resources as well. But importantly, the premise should be that communities are able to benefit adequately,” said Masoud. Read the story here.


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