African Rainforest Conservancy (ARC)

ARC's mission is to conserve Tanzania's Eastern Arc Mountains and Coastal Forests by raising the capacity of local conservation networks and encouraging sustainable economic development. Current projects are being implemented in two of Conservation International's "ten most threatened forest hotspots" - the coastal forests of Eastern Africa (#8) and the Eastern Afromontane (#10). These forest hotspots have as little as 10 percent of their original forest habitat remaining, yet are home to at least 1,500 plant species found nowhere else in the world. The Eastern Arc Mountains and Coastal Forests are globally important for their biodiversity values; nationally important ...
Jul 23, 2013

Project Update

Habari zenu? We are writing with a quick update about our project. 

Check out the photos of two recently discovered frog species in Tanzania's ARC mountains!

Thank you so much for supporting the important need to conserve Tanzania's forests. No matter what you've donated to this project, every dollar counts and is put to work. There has been an amazing amount of support for this project and we can't thank you enough. We are on our way to making a sustainable impact and not only conserving Tanzania's forests, but also improving the stability and livelihood of the people depending on them.

We are continuing to focus our efforts on the REDD project and on the five-year sustainable charcoal project aimed at promoting more sustainable charcoal production from community managed woodlots. This project operates in the Kilosa District, and will improve climate change adaptation and mitigation, enhanced environmental sustainability and leveraged returns on biomass resources, delivering sustainable development to Tanzania and its people.

You can also read up on TFCG program highlights, including encouraging youth engagement in environmental issues, land use planning, and the REDD pilot project. Funds raised from this GlobalGiving project go directly to the field to support these and other critical conservation projects. 

Asante Sana! 

Jul 17, 2013

June 2013 Update

We are so close to completing our goal with our Beekeeping Project. We are thrilled to report that this project is almost completely funded and we have just over $800 to raise before we can implement completely. Thank you so much for your generous support for this project. Please make a donation today!

All of the funds received go directly towards supporting this project on the ground in Kanga Village, Tanzania.  Since receiving the initial funds, we were able to purchase 15 hives and hold our first training workshop!  Ultimately, we hope that this project will allow farmers to produce more than 50 liters of honey per year, which would drastically improve their income and livelihood.  Not only will the farmers benefit, but they will also have an incentive to conserve the surrounding forest where the bee hives are kept. So thank you again for your support for a great cause!

Check out our new photos!

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Mar 18, 2013

March 2013 Update

Mambo Vipi?  This is just a quick update on our progress with our Beekeeping Project.  I'm happy to report that this project is almost completely funded and we have just under $1,000 to raise before we can implement completely. Thank you so much for your generous support for this project.  All of the funds received go directly towards supporting this project on the ground in Kanga Village, Tanzania.  Since receiving the initial funds, we were able to purchase 15 hives and hold our first training workshop!  Ultimately, we hope that this project will allow farmers to produce more than 50 liters of honey per year, which would drastically improve their income and livelihood.  Not only will the farmers benefit, but they will also have an incentive to conserve the surrounding forest where the bee hives are kept. So thank you again for your support for a great cause!

If you live in or near NYC, we would love for you to join us at our 22nd annual Artists for Africa benefit this April 23rd at the Bowery Hotel, where you can learn even more about our mission to support grassroots community development and conservation projects in Tanzania. We will also be honoring the country of Norway at this event with our New Species Award for the integral role they played in the success of our REDD project.  More details about this special event for Tanzania, its people and its forests, can be found here.

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