Category: Reforestation

global warming and climate change Tanzania

Deforestation Fuels Global Warming, Climate Change Deforestation generates about 20 percent of greenhouse gasses, which contribute to global warming and climate change. Deforestation also cripples our planet’s ability to filter carbon dioxide from our air. Destroying these carbon sinks threatens watersheds, endangered species and endangered cultures. Global tree cover loss reached 29.7 million hectares (73.4 million acres) in 2016 and […]

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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

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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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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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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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

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 transition to a green economy and the role of REDD+ in the United Republic of […]

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Effective Reforestation Vital To Survive Climate Change Tanzania should direct more effort toward forest conservation and reforestation to mitigate climate change effects. Environment specialists have warned that efforts were seen in planting trees but without proper follow-up to ensure long-term survival. Dr. Jumanne Abdallah, a don with Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), said at a […]

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