Projects operating in Tanzania
Location: Ruvu South Forest Reserve, Dar Es Salaam
The African Rainforest Conservancy promotes the conservation and restoration of African rainforests by empowering local communities to preserve their natural heritage. One of the most bio-diverse habitats in the world these forests are under immense pressure, only 30% of these trees are still standing. ARC provides the core funding for the Tanzania Forest Conservation Group (TFCG) a highly respected indigenous forest conservation organisation. The TFCG has pioneered Participatory Forest Management, collaboration between local communities, government and the forestry department. The result is local villages are governing their forests and stopping anyone from clearing land or poaching timber, and consequently the forests are coming back.
Location: Mkomazi National Park
Established in 1951, this reserve has never attracted the financial support provided for the better-known wildlife strongholds such as the Ngorongoro and the Serengeti National Parks. By 1988 heavy poaching had wiped out its black rhino and elephant populations. Overgrazing, deliberate burning and illegal hunting had also taken their toll. Tony Fitzjohn, the man who worked with George Adamson and his lions at Kora National Park, was to work on a program of habitat restoration and the reintroduction of endangered species.
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