• Environmental conservation for fast economic growth

    NATURAL and Tourism Minister Jumanne Maghembe hinted that consumption of charcoal in the country is likely to double by 2030. And, this is alarming news, indeed, as far as environmental protection and conservation are concerned. More charcoal consumption simply means increased deforestation, resulting into desertification. Available data show that charcoal use is likely to increase […]

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  • HOTUBA YA MGENI RASMI MHE. PROF. JUMANNE A. MAGHEMBE (MB) WAZIRI WA WIZARA YA MALIASILI NA UTALII ILIYOSOMWA NA MKUU WA WILAYA YA MOROGORO MHE. REGINA CHONJO KWENYE SIKU YA KITAIFA YA UPANDAJI MITI TAREHE 1 APRILI, 2017 MKOANI MOROGORO

    Ndugu Wananchi, Tukumbuke kuwa MISITU YETU NI UHAI WETU na kwamba mahitaji mengi muhimu katika maisha yetu ya kila siku yanategemea misitu kwa njia moja au nyingine.  Napenda siku hii ya leo nizungumzie kuhusu Nishati itokanayo na miti. Sote tunajua kuwa, Nishati inayotokana na misitu ndiyo inayotegemewa na Watanzania takriban asilimia 90  kwa maisha yao […]

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  • Tanzania forest services agency conducts a confiscation operation in Makere forest reserve

    Tanzania forest services agency in Kasulu district Kigoma region has confiscated more than 200 bicycles, motorcycles, wood, logs , hand hoes and farm tools in makere forest reserve, Kasulu district.

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  • National charcoal wood energy policy should address illegal charcoal

    This charcoal was used and still being used by people from diverse background including poor household consumers, national policy makers and expatriate development partners. According to Prof. Romanus Ishengoma from the Faculty of Forestry and Nature Conservation, Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), about 28,500 bags (of 60­80kg each) were delivered into Dar es Salaam daily […]

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  • 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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