• Shehena ya mbao yanaswa Mwanza

    By Ngollo John, Wakala wa Mistu nchini (TFS) mkoani hapa imekamata mbao 995 zenye thamani ya Sh15 milioni zilizokuwa zinamilikiwa kinyume na sheria ya misitu namba 14 ya mwaka 2002. Ofisa Mistu Mkoa wa Mwanza, Emmanuel Mgimwa alisema mbao hizo zilikamatwa wakati wa msako uliofanyika Februari 4, mwaka huu katika eneo la biashara la mfanyabiashara, […]

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  • TANZANIA FORESTRY WORKING GROUP (TFWG) WORKSHOP IN LUSHOTO

    Tanzania Natural Resources Forum (TNRF) is hosting a workshop in Lushoto from today 1st February to 3rd February. More than 10 participants including TFWG members from different organizations have attended this workshop (WWF, JET, SHIVIMITA, MJUMITA, LEAT, MCDI, FARM AFRICA, TRAFFIC, AFRICARE, and TASONABI). The objective of this workshop is to review the Tanzania Forestry […]

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  • Tanzania: Charcoal Demand ‘To Double By 2030’

    By Saumu Mwalimu Dar es Salaam — Charcoal demand in Tanzania is likely to increase from 2.4 million to over 5 million tonnes annually by 2030 unless an affordable alternative cooking energy is found, experts have said. To minimise environmental impacts of high demand they say the government must formalise charcoal business and put appropriate […]

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  • HIFADHI YA TAIFA YA MSITU WA MKWENI UPO HATARINI KUTOWEKA KUTOKANA NA UHARIBIFU WA MAZINGIRA

    Na Evelyn Mkokoi Hifadhi ya Taifa ya Msitu wa Ukwemi uliyopo katika wilaya ya Kahama upo hatarini kutoweka kutokana na shughili za kibinadamu zinazofanywa ndani ya hifadhi hiyo zinazochangia kwa kiasi kikubwa uharibifu wa mazingira. Hayo yameelezwa na Meneja kutoka wakala wa Taifa wa Misitu Bw. Mohamed Dosa wakati wa Ziara ya Naibu Waziri Ofisi […]

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  • MAJALIWA AAGIZA “BEACONS” ZIWEKWE KWENYE HIFADHI ZA MISITU

    Dar es Salaam. Waziri Mkuu, Kassim Majaliwa ametoa miezi miwili kwa wakuu wa Mapori ya hifadhi za Msitu kuhakikisha wanaweka mawe ya alama(beacons) kwenye mipaka yao ili kuepusha migogoro na wanavijiji wanaowazunguka. Majaliwa ametoa agizo hilo leo(Jumatatu) wakati akizungumza na watendaji wakuu wa wizara ya Maliasili na Utalii na wakuu wa mapori ya hifadhi za […]

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  • WHY VILLAGE COMMUNITIES REPRESENTATION MANAGING GOVERNMENT FOREST RESERVE

    About 31 per cent of the forest resources are conserved under different management systems including the central and local governments and the remaining 69 per cent is under general and village land. Currently, nearly 600 forests are managed by the central government, 200 forests by the district authorities and 480 forests under village authority ownership. […]

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  • WHEN ILLEGAL TRADE IN FOREST PRODUCTS BECOMES THE NEW NORMAL

    The two girls did not give me precise instructions on how to reach NR, that is how the joint is best known by locals here. One of them seemed to be in a hurry and felt bothered by my request for direction. It was the first time that I had been to the place and […]

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  • HOW REDUCTION OF ROADBLOCKS COULD RELIEVE TIMBER TRADERS

    FOR a longtime, the timber dealers were crying foul over existence of ‘excessive checkpoints’ for inspecting forest products on Mtwara-Dar es Salaam Highway. During one of their meetings early this year held in Lindi Region, the latter expressed their deep concern against big number of the roadblocks which they described them as ‘catalyst’ to corruption […]

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  • WHEN FOREST GOVERNANCE AWARENESS KICKS OUT CORRUPT LEADERS

    The short course had been conducted by a non-governmental organization, Tanzania Natural Resources Forum, through its Mama Misitu Campaign, which is a communication strategy that seeks to raise awareness among communities living around indigenous forests so that they may be able to benefit from the natural resource through conservation and sustainable consumption. The campaign also […]

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  • VILLAGERS REALIZE FOREST BENEFITS AFTER SCHOOL DESKS CAMPAIGN

    The campaign was a big test to the newly appointed Regional Commissioners (RC’s) as President Magufuli and Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa were insisting that the school desks campaign was one of the RCs’ performance ratings after being appointed. For those appointed to lead the regions blessed with forests were lucky as they capitalised on such […]

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