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global warming and climate change Tanzania

Elephant Poaching Threatens Tanzania’s Future Tanzania may have lost half its elephant population since 2007. It could be wiped out entirely in another seven years. While inspecting the country’s seized ivory stockpile, Tanzanian President Dr. John Pombe Magufuli ordered law enforcement officials to crack down on elephant poaching and trafficking syndicates. “We are not going to […]

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global warming and climate change Tanzania

Water Supplies Threatened By Climate Change, Deforestation The greater Kilimanjaro ecosystem is one of the most threatened ecosystems on earth. As the snows, glaciers and rains retreat, millions of lives and the future of nations hang in the balance. A new report by the United Nations Environment Programme says that protecting East Africa’s mountain ecosystems would safeguard […]

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ivory smuggling Tanzania

Poaching Threatens National Heritage, Future Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete said his country’s elephant herds faced extinction following a wildlife poaching boom in east Africa’s second-largest economy. Kikwete said a new census at the Selous-Mikumi ecosystem, one of the country’s biggest wildlife sanctuaries, revealed the elephant population had plummeted to just 13,084 from 38,975 in 2009, representing […]

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global warming and climate change Tanzania

Reforesting Kilimanjaro Region The Kilimanjaro region of East Africa is one of the most threatened ecosystems on earth. Millions of people and several endangered species depend on the snows and rains of Kilimanjaro for survival. As land use encroaches further into local forests, water flows are changing and conflicts with wildlife are rising. A nonprofit organization […]

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global warming and climate change Tanzania

All Countries Must Kill Ivory Markets China will widen a ban on ivory imports as it comes under pressure to restrict a trade which sees thousands of African elephants slaughtered every year, including hundreds across Tanzania. Imports of all ivory and ivory products acquired before 1975 will be banned until the end of the decade, the State […]

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global warming and climate change Tanzania

Mellowswan Proposes National Reforestation Project For Tanzania Deforestation is a widespread problem around the world and across East Africa. Rising demand for charcoal results in a loss of some 575,000 hectares annually for fuel wood just in Tanzania. Fires, illegal harvesting and clearing for short-term millet production still contribute to deforestation, which threatens our watersheds, communities […]

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global warming and climate change Tanzania

Global Warming Threatens Kilimanjaro Ecosystem Tanzania and other third world countries have started to experience significant climate variability and climate change. Rivers are drying up. Groundwater is vanishing. Biodiversity is under siege. Research over the past decade has found that climate change is already taking its toll on East Africa: Over the past years the […]

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global warming and climate change Tanzania

Climate Action Tanzania has 43 million people who are likely to fall into extreme poverty by 2030 due to the effects of climate change, the World Bank said in its latest report. The bank says in the report entitled: “Shock waves: managing the impacts of climate change on poverty,” climate change is already preventing people […]

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global warming and climate change Tanzania

Elephant Poacher Stopped By Task Force The law enforcement body responsible for the arrest of the “Queen of Ivory” earlier this month has officially arrested notorious elephant poacher Boniface Matthew Mariango, referred to by law enforcement officials as Shetani or The Devil, after a manhunt that lasted for over one year. “Shetani” was arrested by […]

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global warming and climate change Tanzania

A Classroom To The World The GLOBE Program, GLOBE AFRICA, Colorado’s St. Vrain Valley School District and Discovery Education are proud to partner on a scientific learning expedition to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. From September 23 – October 1, a team of 10 students, 12 educators, and 4 scientists representing 5 different countries, Nigeria, […]

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