WWF Tanzania in Dar Es Salaam
Contacts:Location: Dar Es Salaam
Main: +255 22 277 5346
Fax: +255 22 277 5535
Other: +255 22 270 0077
About WWF Tanzania:
Today, a host of problems are hindering environmentally sustainable development in Tanzania, whether on land or at sea.
Illegal and unsustainable deforestation
A majority of Tanzanians rely on wood and agricultural residues for their energy needs, causing deforestation and environmental degradation. The problem, of course, doesn?t stop there. Deforested areas no longer provide a home for wildlife - leading to biodiversity loss - and are also susceptible to soil erosion.
In 2007, TRAFFIC showed that organized illegal timber crime is causing millions of dollars worth of timber revenue to be lost each year in Tanzania. Who?s fault? Poor governance and rampant corruption in the forestry sector.
Overgrazing and unsustainable range management
Large cattle size and many goats may be a blessing for farmers, but when their numbers exceed the area?s natural carrying capacity, this can turn to a serious disadvantage.
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NGO Types: Environmental, Other