Category: Forest Conservation

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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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

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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rhino conservation Tanzania

Forest, Wildlife Conservation Critical To Tanzania’s Future The first President of Tanzania, Mwalimu Julius K. Nyerere, recognized the integral part that wildlife plays in the country. In September 1961, at a symposium on the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, he gave a speech that has become known as the Arusha Manifesto. The statement resonates […]

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