Utility price hikes push demand for wood in Tanzania
MBEYA, Tanzania (AlertNet) – Soaring gas and electricity prices in Tanzania are forcing more and more people to return to the use of charcoal and wood for heating and cooking, threatening the country’s forests and contributing to climate change.
Tanzanian President nullifies application to grant Eastern Mountains as World Heritage Site
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (eTN) - Tanzania's President has rejected an application to place some mountains in the Eastern Arc under the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as a World Heritage Site.
Kigoma Intensifies War on Illegal Charcoal Exports
OVER 100 charcoal bags worth over a half a million shillings were impounded from illegal traders accused of sponsoring villagers in Kigoma Rural District to cut down trees from Masito-Ugalla forest reserve.
As part of a Tanzania-wide investment in Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) initiatives, the Royal Norwegian Government is supporting WCS to conduct a REDD Readiness project in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania.
The government yesterday expressed concern over the increasing wave of investors illegally buying large chunks of land from villagers for forest farming and management, apparently to engage in carbon trade.