Current rates of forest degradation in Tanzania’s coastal forests are unsustainable, according to our new report launched on Tuesday. The report, published by a coalition of organisations including WWF Tanzania and the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE), predicts valuable timber species will be exhausted in 30 years. The study also found carbon storage has dropped by … Continue reading Report launch: Our policy recommendations
By Shabani Soah, Field Assistant Our field work in the coastal forests started on 17th July until 28th August 2016. One of the forests we visited was Rondo Nature Reserve. It is a coastal forest on the Rondo plateau in Lindi Region, which is at an altitude of 465-885m above sea level and approximately 60km … Continue reading Life in the field: Forest degradation surveys
High value timber species in Tanzania’s coastal forests will be exhausted in 30 years, according to our latest research.. Tanzanian officials and NGOs met today to discuss the findings of Saving Forests, Changing Lives, a project aimed at surveying the extent of charcoal and timber driven degradation in coastal forests. The project, led by the … Continue reading High value timber species in Tanzania’s coastal forests will be exhausted in 30 years
Surveys have assessed the extent of degradation in ten of Tanzania's coastal forests.