Plant 20 trees
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Conserve 2.5 acres of rainforest for 1 year
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Plant 100 saplings in a school-run nursery
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Environmental education for 100 students
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Every dollar counts
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Where Does The Money Go?

The Tanzania Forest Conservation Group (TFCG) is founded upon unrestricted funding provided by the the African Rainforest Conservancy (ARC), in the US, and the African Rainforest Trust (ART), its sister organization in the UK. The TFCG calls the ARC/ART its bedrock, as it has been able to grow its village network from one village to over 200 over the past two decades.

The critical unrestricted funding provided by ARC allows the TFCG:

  • A degree of security and stability that can be leveraged 10 to 20 times and used as matching funding against larger grants
  • Resources to bring in professional grant writers to access large grants
  • To retain staff who excel, even when project funding ends
  • To maintain a presence in sensitive areas between project cycles
  • To respond to opportunities and critical situations as they arise
  • To remain true to its mission even when these differ from current funding ‘trends’
  • To try new approaches more experimental than large donors are ready to finance

Featured Project

The Friends of Usambara Society is a grassroots organization that uses sustainable tourism to conserve the nature and culture of the Usambara Mountains region.

The goal of the Green School Program in the Magamba Nature Reserve is to plant fruit trees around 3 primary schools that surround the reserve and a water catchment area called Lushoto Jegetal.

The idea is that students are the ones planting the seedlings, and in turn learning about erosion control, mitigating climate change, improving access to clean water, and creating an income source for their community. Furthermore, fostering environmental stewardship within the communities children will create tomorrow’s conservation leaders.


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Featured Project

Greenpop is a Cape Town-based social enterprise. They plant trees, spread environmental awareness, and activate people through reforestation projects, workshops, and green festivals. In 2012 Greenpop launched Greenpop Zambia, an environmental and eco-awareness project which began with a 3-week tree planting event and was followed by an ongoing campaign to spread awareness about deforestation, climate change, tree planting, environmental sustainability and alternative energy sources.

The Greenpop Zambia Festival of Action now happens annually in Livingstone to boost the ongoing project and plant trees in schools, on subsistence farms and in reforestation sites. We host sustainability workshops on a variety of environmental topics for school children, subsistence farmers and event participants. Greenpop Zambia is a holistic project based on getting people active about a sustainable future, planting trees and sharing knowledge.



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Featured Project

In January 2015, the ARC visited the Udzungwa Mountains with Francis Fanuel, the Tanzania Forest Conservation Group (TFCG) Project Coordinator for the Udzungwa Scarp Forest Reserves (USFR). He gave us a tour of this incredibly biodiverse area that is in crisis right now due to illegal logging, hunting, and wildfires. Additional resources are urgently needed to halt further loss of biodiversity in the Udzungwa Mountains! Thus we have come up with the idea for a Coffee Fund; instead of having that latte every morning, donate $5 a day for 20 days to #SaveUdzungwaScarp!

Please see the attached documents below (proposal and budget) for more detailed information on this project. *Please note that the budget is in Tanzanian Shillings, 1 TZS = 0.00046 USD)*

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