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COVID-19: What does this mean for MCDI?
april 3, 2020april 3, 2020
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COVID-19: What does this mean for MCDI?

COVID-19 (the Corona virus) is a global disaster, one which is affecting the entirety of the worldwide population. People are losing loved ones, businesses are closing down, and many non-governmental organisations, like our own, are beginning to feel its implications. During these difficult times, we are adopting various techniques to keep our operations up and...

Dit hebben we samen bereikt in 2019!
maart 10, 2020maart 10, 2020
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Dit hebben we samen bereikt in 2019!

De twee projecten waar Rainforest Projects mee samenwerkt, Sumatran Orangutan Society (SOS) en Mpingo Conservation & Development Initiative (MCDI), hebben in 2019 weer hard gewerkt. Ze hebben met de steun van Beautiful Cups en onze afnemers mooie resultaten bereikt, waar we heel trots op zijn. Bekijk hier wat ze allemaal gedaan hebben! Mpingo Conservation &...

Local students planting trees
maart 10, 2020maart 10, 2020
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Local students planting trees

In February we welcomed a group of students from the International School of Tanganyika (IST) to Kilwa Masoko for a school trip. The group made the long six-hour journey from Dar es Salaam to learn about this beautiful part of Tanzania, including a visit to our headquarters to learn a little about what we do...

Trapping wildlife… with cameras!
februari 7, 2020februari 7, 2020
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Trapping wildlife… with cameras!

As one of the most bio-diverse countries in Africa, Tanzania is home to an abundance of wildlife. However, due to deforestation and habitat loss, the number of threatened species living here has tripled in the last decade. The Lindi region in southern-eastern Tanzania, where our work is based, is well known for its forest habitats...

From seed to tree
januari 6, 2020januari 6, 2020
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From seed to tree

The Mpingo journey Mpingo (Dalbergia melanoxylon) – our organisation’s namesake and the national tree of Tanzania – is one of the most expensive timbers in the world. It’s an East African Blackwood renowned for its beautiful inky-black colouring and considered to be one of the finest wood types. The best quality timber can reach up...

The changing future of our trees
december 11, 2019december 11, 2019
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The changing future of our trees

Due to global warming and climate change, weather patterns across much of Africa are becoming increasingly unpredictable, leading to a mix of severe droughts and intense downpours. Located just south of the equator, Tanzania is a vast country bordered by Kenya and Uganda to the north, Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo to...

Restoring Tanzania’s forests
november 5, 2019november 8, 2019
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Restoring Tanzania’s forests

The fruits of collaboration between communities, local government and not-for-profits to restore Tanzania’s forests. At MCDI, not only do we work to conserve and protect the world’s forests by empowering rural communities in Tanzania to set up and sustainably manage village forest reserves. We take this a step further by showing local people how to...

Beautiful news from Tanzania
oktober 18, 2019oktober 18, 2019
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Beautiful news from Tanzania

Recently the WWF published a report we’re quite happy to share. As you may know, ouw partner Mpingo Conservation & Development Initiative (MCDI) has been devolping projects to help the people and forests in Tanzania. Their projects ensure, among other things, awareness of the importance of the forest. But mostly teach residents how they can...

Help SOS name a restoration site
september 12, 2019september 13, 2019
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Help SOS name a restoration site

SOS (Sumatran Orangutang Society) has saved a 890 acre plot of land. The restoration site was previously used for harvesting palm oil. They have not renamed it yet, and they want your help coming op with a great name! Visit this website to submit a name for the competition!

Life in Nanjirinji – How Beautiful Cups and Mpingo make a difference
juli 23, 2019november 11, 2019
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Life in Nanjirinji – How Beautiful Cups and Mpingo make a difference

Nanjirinji is a village located 4 hours South-West of Kilwa Masoko, where Mpingo Conservation and Development Initiative’s (MCDI’s) head office is located. Its 7,500 habitants are surrounded by coastal forests, and the village’s name is taken from the river that runs through it. The main street where the market lies also delimits the village’s boundaries,...

Time for a different holiday
juli 18, 2019juli 18, 2019
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Time for a different holiday

Did you always dream of healping the rainforest? Planting trees, meeting the locals, maybe even seeing the orangutans? Next year you can, at one or our projects! The Sumatran Orangutan Society has partnered with Different Travel to give you the opportunity to spend 13 days in Sumatra, assisting OIC’s restoration and permaculture teams at Bukit Mas and...

Tackling wildlife crime to keep tigers safe
juli 11, 2019juli 18, 2019
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Tackling wildlife crime to keep tigers safe

As you may know, SOS supports the Forest and Wildlife Patrol (ForWPU) . They work together with Sumatra’s authorities to tackle wildlife and forest crime within Leuser. This is a vital component of the ongoing work to keep orangutans, elephants, tigers and other species safe in the wild. On Monday 1st July, thanks to the...