Category Archives: Deforestation

The State Of Tanzania’s Forests

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 … Continue reading

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Tanzania’s President Renews Call To Conserve Elephants

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 … Continue reading

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UN Recommends Kilimanjaro Reforestation

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 … Continue reading

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Tanzania’s Ecosystems Under Assault

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 … Continue reading

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Forest Conservation, Reforestation Critical To Tanzania

Deforestation Costing Tanzania Billions Deforestation in Tanzania could cost the national economy 5,588 billion Tanzanian Shillings (US$3.5 billion) by 2033. Investing in reforestation, forest conservation and agroforestry can reverse that drain on the economy and the nation. Forest ecosystems in the … Continue reading

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Deforestation Threatens Tanzania’s Watersheds, Ecosystems

Effective Reforestation, Forest Conservation Vital To Survive Climate Change Editor’s Note: Mellowswan Foundation has comprehensive plans to promote forest conservation and reforestation across Tanzania. These plans will help promote healthy forests, while defending wildlife and overall biodiversity. We seek partners … Continue reading

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IPCC Report Shows Climate Change Impact On Tanzania

Icecap On Kilimanjaro A Beacon Of Change 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 … Continue reading

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Deforestation Threatens Tanzania’s Future

Mellowswan Proposes National Reforestation Project For Tanzania Deforestation is a widespread problem around the world and across Eastern Africa. Rising demand for charcoal results in a loss of some 575,000 hectares annually for fuel wood just in Tanzania. Fires, illegal harvesting … Continue reading

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Tanzania March For Elephants and Rhinos

World Animal Day Next Week In a move to recognize the role of the father of nation in conservation drive, local stakeholders have rescheduled their annual march for elephants and rhinos to coincide with the Nyerere day. Tanzania Association of … Continue reading

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Mellowswan Has World’s Largest Carbon Capture Project Ready

Reforestation Part Of Climate Change Strategy 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 … Continue reading

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