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global warming and climate change Tanzania

Stakeholders Have Solutions Climate change is impacting Africa now. Tanzania is grappling with frequent flooding and recurring drought, which exacerbates other issues, including food and public health. In Tanzania, flooding threatens infrastructure in Dar es Salaam worth $5.3 billion, according to the World Bank. Home to more than 4.5 million people, the nation’s commercial capital […]

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global warming and climate change Tanzania

Land Grabs and Natural Resources Africa is up for sale by the acre to the highest bidder. But how can rice exports from Ethiopia to Saudi Arabia be justified? Land grabs have grabbed global attention. It’s on the agenda at the World Economic Forum this week, and as the trend for large land acquisitions accelerates, it has moved from […]

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global warming and climate change Tanzania

Save Kilimanjaro What’s the Kilimanjaro region worth? How about the entire ecosystem of Kenya, Tanzania and all of East Africa? What will it mean to millions of people and critically endangered species–including elephants, rhinos and lions–if this vital ecosystem collapses? Deforestation, drought and wildlife poaching make this ugly premise a real possibility. Further losses of […]

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global warming and climate change Tanzania

Deforestation In Tanzania Tanzania’s government has been urged to embrace sustainable charcoal production to protect the country’s forest cover amidst failed attempts to abolish the local charcoal trade. “Biomass [charcoal] is a predominant source of energy, we should think of a way to make it safer and sustainable instead of banning it,” Lubera Mato, an […]

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climate change Tanzania

Access To Safe Water, Sanitation Services The World Bank Board of Executive Directors has approved 44.9 US million dollars to support access to safe water and sanitation services for the poor in rural and urban communities. According to a statement to the media from World Bank Tanzania offices, the funds will also be used to […]

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micro finance projects Tanzania

Funding Improves Prenatal, Infant Care MAISHA is a Kiswahili word that means life, but under a programme being undertaken in Tanzania by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), it stands for Mothers and Infants, Safe Healthy Alive project. The Director of MAISHA Jhpiego Programme, Dr Dunstan Bishanga, says the scheme was established in 2008 […]

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global warming and climate change Tanzania

Likely Targeted By Traffikers Wayne Lotter had received numerous death threats while battling international ivory-trafficking networks. The head of an animal conservation NGO who had received numerous death threats has been shot and killed by an unknown gunman in Tanzania. Wayne Lotter, 51, was shot on Wednesday evening in the Masaki district of the city […]

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global warming and climate change Tanzania

Assessment Reveals Urgency To Defend Tanzania’s Forests Several isolated patches of mountain forests support some of Tanzania’s most species-rich areas of extreme conservation concern. The Eastern Arc Mountains is a chain of 13 separate blocks formed on crystalline bedrock that contain some of the highest densities of endemic plant and animal species in the world. […]

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global warming and climate change Tanzania

Reforestation Part Of Climate Action Deforestation is contributing to climate change in many ways. The good news is that reforestation is part of the solution. Reforestation is one of the few proven carbon capture solutions available today. Thanks to our partners in East Africa, we have one of the largest carbon capture opportunities in the world […]

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global warming and climate change Tanzania

Poachers Killing Tanzania’s Tourism Industry Poachers are slaughtering Tanzania’s elephants for their ivory at such alarming rates that the population could be completely wiped out in just seven years, conservationists told a conference Friday. The two-day UN-backed conference, which opened Friday, aims to develop strategies to stem elephant poaching in Tanzania, a top safari destination […]

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