“Road will not dissect Serengeti”

 Serengeti

On June 22, Ezekiel Maige, Minister of Natural Resoures and Tourism, informed the World Heritage Center that the Government of Tanzaniawill not construct a tarmac road through Serengeti National Park.  The letter, titled “State of Conservation of Serengeti National Park,” also states that the GoT is “seriously considering” the construction of a road that runs south of NCA and SNP connecting Mugumu to Arusha.

 
Read the letter here

 

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Strengthening Voices

Strengthening Voices

A new publication by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), Kimmage DSC, and TNRF has just been released.  The ‘Strengthening Voices’ booklet and accompanying DVD provide an in-depth overview of how pastoralist communities and local government are shaping strategies for adaptive environmental management and poverty reduction in Tanzania’s drylands.

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World Environment Day (WED) 2011 in Dar es Salaam

5 June - World Environment Day

ForumCC is teaming up the Dar es Salaam City Council to host a joint event celebrating World Environment Day.  The event will be held on June 5th at Mashujaa Mnazi Moja Grounds.  Join the crowd and help share the message, "nature at your service protect it, reduce global warming" 

More details about the event here

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Policy Brief on Land Issues and REDD

TFCG and MJUMITA have published a policy brief on landissues and REDD.  The brief, titled, “A one-step guide to making the National REDD strategy more pro-poor,” explains that the one and only step is “recognizing community rights to village land.”  The brief covers issues such as avoiding land grabbing and understanding general lands vs. village lands.

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