• Losses in forest business alarm WWF

    Informal forest businesses and lack of business model for running forest economy are the major cause of deforestation in Tanzania, according to Dr Ngusaro. He said the growth of informal forest businesses such as charcoal and poorly organised forest farms have been accelerating deforestation rate. “WWF calls on the government to design a business model […]

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  • How charcoal ban could work in the absence viable alternative?

    A survey conducted by the Guardian in Dar es Salaam, Coast and Morogoro regions on the charcoal ban, has found that the government’s directive cannot work due to high demand of charcoal in big cities like Dar es Salaam and if forced, it will only fuel illegal charcoal transportation at night and corruption at check […]

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  • Makamba awajia juu waliovamia misitu

    Makamba ametoa msimamo huo leo alipotembelea msitu huo uliopo Kata ya Kibindu katika Halmshauri ya Mji Mdogo wa Chalinze mkoa wa Pwani kisha kuzungumza na wananchi wa eneo kwenye mkutano wa hadhara. Amesisitiza kuwa wananchi hao waliovamia lazima waondoke katika eneo hilo ili kuhifadhi na kuulinda msitu Ziguo ambao ni miongoni vyanzo vya maji katika […]

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  • Finland yasaini mkataba wa Sh3.9 bilioni na kampuni za misitu

    Ubalozi wa Finland nchini umesaini mkataba wa makubaliano wa jumla ya Euro 1.6 milioni (bilioni 3.9) na kampuni mbili za misitu, ili kuwawezesha wakulima kupanda miti kwa ajili ya biashara. Kampuni hizo ni New Forest Company(NFC) na Kilombelo Valley Teak Company(KVTC) ambapo makubaliano hayo ni ya miaka mitatu ya uendeshaji wa mradi huo utakaowezesha kupanda […]

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  • Those who invade state forests risk legal action

    THE nation was told last year that invaders had occupied a natural forest that is home to Hadzabe people in Singida Region. The invaders were ordered by Mkalama District Commissioner (DC), Edward ole Lenga, to move out of the forest immediately. The DC ordered the invaders to move out of the conserved forest voluntarily short […]

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  • Lack of Cooperation btn Local leaders and law enforcers halt forest

    Effective and efficient conservation and management of village land forest reserves is still an uphill task in many districts and regions in Tanzania This is because of little or at times lack of cooperation between the village leaders, districts, natural resource committees and the law enforcers. On December 26th last year in 2016, Msolokelo village […]

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  • In one village , survival is linked to forest conservation

    WHEN Jamila Sallimu chikunda found out she was pregnant with her child in 2015, her joy quickly turned to anxiety. Chikunda ‘s family was struggling to make ends meet and she didn’t know how they would afford to pay for the delivery and costs associated with the pregnancy IN Tanzania , expectant mothers need to […]

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  • Illegal settlers threaten zimbabwe’s timber industry

    From the mountaintop at Skyline in the Chimanimani district of eastern Zimbabwe, a mosaic of scorched trees and timber can be seen stretching for miles on end. Lit by a wave of illegal settlers, the fires regularly rage through the pine and eucalyptus plantations of Manicaland province , destroying vast swathes of timber at enormous […]

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  • Villagers face eviction over forest encroachment

    Monduli Two villages in Monduli District,Arusha Region may have their registration revoked after it was found that their boundaries extended into a forest reserve, government authorities warned here last week. Monduli Two villages in Monduli District,Arusha Region may have their registration revoked after it was found that their boundaries extended into a forest reserve, government […]

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  • Mti wenye miaka 600 wapatikana nchini

    moshi Mtafiti wa viumbe na mazingira kutoka chuo kikuu cha Bayreuth cha nchini ujerumani, Dk Andres Hemp ameelesea sifa za mti ujulikanao kama mkukusu kuwa unaweza kushi kati ya miaka 200 hadi 300, lakini ulionekana nchini una miaka 600. SOMA ZAIDI

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