TFCG homepage  

Why we do what we do

Our mission is to conserve and restore the biodiversity of globally important forests in Tanzania for the benefit of the present and future generations.

Who we are

Our strategy

Over the years, our team has found that the most effective way to achieve our mission is through capacity building, advocacy, research, community development and protected area management, in ways that are sustainable and foster participation, co-operation and partnership.


TFCG was established in 1985. With over 20 years of experience, we are the largest Tanzanian non-governmental organisation focusing on the conservation of natural forests.



We envisage a world in which Tanzanians and the rest of humanity enjoy the diverse benefits from well conserved, high biodiversity forests.


We focus on Tanzania's most important forests: the Eastern Arc Mountains and Coastal Forests. The forests and the plants and animals that they support provide many ecological services including capturing and storing greenhouse gases that might otherwise contribute to climate change; water catchment; biodiversity; pollination; and soil protection.


The Tanzania Forest Conservation Group is a team of professional foresters, biologists and communicators determined to improve the way Tanzania's forests are managed and to support the livelihoods of those living close to the forests.