Pemba Tree Conservation Organization (PETCO)

Tanzania, United Republic of Placeholder
Tanzania, United Republic of

Name: Pemba Tree Conservation Organization (PETCO)
Country: United Republic Of Tanzania
Year of establishment: 2021
Type of organization: Community-based association or organization

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Pemba Tree Conservation Organization (PETCO)

Tanzania, United Republic of Placeholder
Tanzania, United Republic of

Name: Pemba Tree Conservation Organization (PETCO)
Country: Tanzania
Year of establishment:
Type of organization: Community-based association or organization

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Description

1.0 Institutional Information
The Pemba Tree Conservation Organization (PETCO) is a community-based property that is legally working through registration number Z00001314. This organization was officially registered in 2021 in Zanzibar-Tanzania and is constitutionally responsible to implement his activities within Pemba Island and even outside Pemba. It is a gender composed organization through which both males and females are involved in administration respectively. It is an environmental conservation-based organization where various trees, vegetations and other environmentally friendly activities are exercised in response to global pandemics including climate change, income generation and social relations. Since the organization's establishment, various volunteering activities among mangrove planting and nursery preparation were successfully implemented. For example, in the year 2021, mangroves have been planted in the coastal margin of Gando and Mtambwe to protect against massive destruction of farming land due to saltwater intrusion which continues to affect crops production in many areas of Pemba Island. Also, PETCO has successfully, prepared nursery farming consisting of food and non-food related trees including vegetables distributed to community members for environmental and income generation purposes. About 12 hectares of mangroves were planted across the coastal area of Pembina and …8 wards. Enough number of field trips to explore conservation and investments opportunities were conducted to full fill the organization admission in accordance to global need and requirements. Following the global overusing temperature that consequently drying up potential areas including natural ponds which support human activities and biodiversity, PETCO is responsible to take appropriate measures and actions to conserve these ecosystems.

Nature Element: Wetlands and rivers
Type of Action:
Sustainable Development Element: Water security (SDG 6) , Sustainable communities and disaster risk reduction (SDG 11) , Sustainable consumption and production (SDG 12) , Climate action (SDG 13) 

Nature Element: Wetlands and rivers
Type of Action:
Sustainable Development Element: Water security (SDG 6) , Sustainable communities and disaster risk reduction (SDG 11) , Sustainable consumption and production (SDG 12) , Climate action (SDG 13) 

Environmental Impacts

Therefore, the Pemba Tree Conservation Organization (PETCO) has proposed this project that purposely intends to conserve Ambasha Natural Pond respectively. Various water-friendly vegetations will be grown around the catchment to protect temperature intensity and reduce excessive evaporation. Community sensitization meetings and training will construct and build positive attitudes toward ecosystem conservation from nearby societies. The introduction of small regulations for pond conservation is important to ensure ecosystem conservation. Basically, this proposed project aims at conserving Ambasha Natural Pond which is located in eastern Pemba in order to enable nearby communities and nature to acquire sustainable services and goods that are useful for their daily life through livelihoods accessibility. Ecosystem services and goods among water, fertile soil and vegetations that were previously lost will then be available due to use services that the respective project intends to deliver. This area will therefore continue to support human activities and habitat to organisms.

Sustainable Development Impacts

The Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar and its institutions will appreciate the best practices of the respective project and they will intend to continue supporting it. The project’s approach that will be used is highlighting how capacity development will be transformative by changing people’s attitudes and practices toward ecosystem conservation. Vegetations grown will continue to exist and support permanent services and goods provided by the pond that finally work as a habitat for various organisms. It is also a part of organisational work since will continue with intensive supervision that will ensure the sustainability of ecosystem services and goods.

RESILIENCE, ADAPTABILITY, AND SELF-SUFFICIENCY

i. Planted water-friendly vegetation around the pond to sustain its existence and productivity.
ii. Trained community members of nearby the natural pond with conservation skills and attitude.
iii. Established bylaws and regulations to govern proper uses of resource and conservation

REDUCED INEQUALITIES

Key beneficiaries from the respective projects are the people who are living nearby the pond ecosystem found in Kiungoni village together with organisms including birds to maintain biodiversity quality. Other people away from the project site will indirectly be benefited through climate regulation and products extracted from the pond. Inheritance of conservation education will support other community members to conserve their nearby ecosystems for service and goods sustainability

GENDER EQUALITY

PETCO is a legal entity that is communally owned. This organization is equally administered without gender separation and discrimination. Both men and women use to occupy management positions depending on particular qualifications they fit. Indeed, activities implemented throughout the PETCO do not focus on particular gender rather they cover the entire interest of the respective population

Scalability

Contextual design: Because of baseline was undertaken by the project, the evaluation adopted a context-based design that is workable during structured and qualitative surveys to reconstruct the existing baseline. The baseline for indicators available in proposed will be retrospectively developed to provide a “before” and “after” scenario. The evaluation data collection covered from Ambasha Natural Pond will be considered respectively.

Replicability

This project will involve periodic monitoring and evaluation activity to attain project impact. Multiple data sources will be employed during monitoring period to provide direction on project effectiveness. Data will be collected using ecological assessment method, questionnaire filling, interview and face to face discussion with project stakeholders. The project management team will work to prepare periodic reports that will be documented and submitted to key project stakeholders including project financers. Reports and team meetings that will be held periodically during the project implement