Taswira Africa Safaris works with Carbon Tanzania, a forest conservation business that aims to inspire travellers and the travel industry to consider the carbon impact of their safari on both the local and global environment. Carbon emissions from vehicles, energy, aircraft and industry are adding to the acceleration of climate change with the world’s poor feeling the effects most acutely. Carbon Tanzania works with companies, like us, who are minimising their impact by measuring their carbon emissions, reducing them and then offsetting the remaining unavoidable emissions. The emissions generated from your safari vehicle have been offset with the offset payment flowing directly to the forest communities who protect their forest. Carbon Tanzania is Tanzania’s leading supplier of high quality, forest carbon offsets that are certified by international third party, verification organisations.
Carbon Tanzania is able to link carbon offsets with conservation through their method of generating these offsets. When threatened forests are cut down they release their stored carbon. By protecting threated forests from deforestation the trees are able to continue to capture and store carbon, it is this stored carbon that is measured as a carbon offset. Carbon Tanzania works with indigenous communities to protect their forest and its wildlife. The communities earn an income when the offsets are sold which is used to provide community services and fund development projects as determined by the community. This translates to offset revenue building a thriving community and a healthy forest for both Tanzania and the global community.