Category Archives: Deforestation

Africa Selling Its Heritage, Future For Pennies

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 … Continue reading

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United Nations Turns Up Heat On Climate Change

Climate Action Requires Global Cooperation By UN Secretary Ban Ki-moon Three decades from now the world is going to be a very different place. How it looks will depend on actions we take today. We have big decisions to make … Continue reading

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Calls to Legalise Tanzania’s Charcoal Trade to Save Forests

Deforestation In Tanzania Taking Its Toll 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 … Continue reading

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Tanzania’s Deforestation Rate Double Global Average

Reforestation Critical To Ecosystems At 1.1 percent, Tanzania’s average annual deforestation rate is more than twice the global average of 0.5 percent.  To mitigate the destruction in their region, Mamba villagers in Moshi Municipality have planted over 4,000 indigenous trees. … Continue reading

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