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106. Security is about people & environment
  Tuesday, October 11, 2005  by Admin
  Security is about people & environment:
We are extremely concerned over the prominence of a narrow view of security dominating the current debates towards the 2005 UN World Summit.
We welcome the recommendation of the UN Secretary General to extend the timeframe for the resolution of the UN Security Council reforms until the end of 2005 as we see this as a positive effort to ensure that the more
 
107. 2005 Environmental Sustainability Index
  Tuesday, October 11, 2005  by Admin
  2005 Environmental Sustainability Index:
The Ecological Footprint Index converts a country’s total resource consumption into the
equivalent of hectares of biologically productive land, and then divides this by population to obtain a final value of hectares per capita. Like the ESI, it is measured on the national level, but the two indices differ considerably in their methodology and scope.
 
108. The status of non-timber forest products in Tanzania
  Thursday, September 22, 2005  by Admin
  Tanzania covers an area of about 945,000 sq. km. of which the total land area is about 888,600 sq. km. According to the Hunting Technical Services (1999) survey, Tanzania is generally categorized by cover types into forest cover, woodland, bushland, grass land, open land, cultivated land and others. According to FAO (2001), Tanzania loses approximately 92,000 ha or 0.2percent of its forest land through deforestation.
 
109. UN launches new project to conserve Mt. Kilimanjaro
  Monday, September 12, 2005  by Admin
  Ten million more US dollars have been granted to finance the conservation project of Mount Kilimanjaro and its surrounding ecosystem, according to reports reaching here on Saturday.
The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) launched this week the second phase of the Community Management of Protected Areas Conservation Project in Moshi of northern Tanzania. The conservation project, known as COMPACT, runs from 2005 to 2009 and gets the 10-million-dollar grant from the United Nations Foundation and Global Environment Facility.
 
110. Environment key to helping poor
  Monday, September 05, 2005  by Admin
  The key Millennium Goal of halving poverty in a decade cannot be met without better environmental protection, according to a new report.The World Resources 2005 document says that most of the worlds poor depend on nature for their income. Its authors say a focus on aid has taken attention away from more complex issues such as the environment. The report is endorsed by the UN, and comes two weeks before a major summit to review progress on the Goals.
 
111. Tanzania given funds for coastal conservation
  Monday, August 29, 2005  by Admin
  Dar es Salaam - Tanzania got a World Bank loan on Thursday to help it conserve and protect stocks of fish, a vital food source for millions living by the sea. The bank signed a $51-million concessional loan and $10-million in a grant for a six-year programme to manage the marine and coastal environment. Even if you forget the growth that populations will have within the next 20 years, already today you see the stresses of existing populations, said Judy OConnor, World Bank director for Tanzania and Uganda.
 
112. Lake Victoria May Burn Up - Expert
  Monday, August 29, 2005  by Admin
  THE growing accumulation of gaseous pollutants in Lake Victoria may cause the entire water body to burn up to extinction, an expert in environment management has said. Dr Faustino Orach-Meza, the National Executive Secretary for Lake Victoria Environment Management Programme (LVEMP), said besides the lake being the source of water for North African countries, it is also the source of food and water for about 30 million people (a third of East African population) living around it.
 
113. The decent of Man: Essential doc views globalization through prism of Tanzanian eco-disaster
  Thursday, August 04, 2005  by Admin
  Essential doc views globalization through prism of Tanzanian eco-disaster, sees colonialism
Nile perch was introduced to Lake Victoria some 40 to 50 years ago, an apparent attempt to replenish the overfished waters that led to the extinction of hundreds of indigenous species. An oily-fleshed fish that reaches over six feet in length, the Lates niloticus rapidly emerged as the fittest specimen in its new habitat, depleting the food supply and preying on smaller fish (including its young).
 
114. World Bank Supports Marine And Coastal Environment Management Project in Tanzania
  Thursday, July 28, 2005  by Admin
  The World Bank has approved the Marine and Coastal Environmental Management project for the Tanzania. The overall project cost is US$61 million, including a US$51 million from IDA) and a US$10 million grant from the Global Environment Facility (GEF). The project will target all coastal districts on mainland Tanzania as well as Unguja and Pemba islands in Zanzibar and the 200,000 km2 Exclusive Economic Zone.
 
115. Global warming to affect economies in Africa
  Tuesday, June 14, 2005  by Admin
  The latest report of 10 leading academies of sciences in the world on climate change has warned that there is now strong evidence that significant global warming is occurring and will affect economic development of Africa.

According to the report the evidence on global warming comes from direct measurements of rising surface air temperatures and subsurface ocean temperatures and from phenomena such as increase in average global sea levels, retreating glaciers, and changes to many physical and biological systems.
 
116. Youth With a Mission Spearhead Tree Planting Campaign
  Thursday, March 24, 2005  by Admin
  The Arumeru District Commissioner Mr. Elias Wawa Lalli this week officiated, at Olturmet village in Arumeru District, a tree planting campaign run by a Missionary Institution known as "Youth With A Mission."

Speaking during the occasion, Assistant Director of Youth with a Mission, Rev.Gabriel Mafia said their mission targets to plant 5.000 trees up to the end of this year and a total of 10 million trees within the period of 5 years in order to conserve the environment and other natural resources mainly in Arusha.
 
117. Morogoro Plastic Invests $2m in Recycling Plant to Serve EA
  Thursday, March 24, 2005  by Admin
  While East African countries are contemplating imposing a ban on the use of polythene bags, the good news for manufacturers and importers of the product is that a recycling plant will start operations in April in Tanzania.

The Minister of State in the Vice President's Office responsible for Environment, Arcado Ntagazwa, said that the government plans to impose a ban on polythene bags before October because they are a menace to the environment.
 
118. National Environmental Policy
  Monday, July 12, 2004  by Admin
  The word Environment includes air, land, water, plant and animial life including human life, the economic, social, cultural, recreational, etc. Satisfaction of basic needs is therefore an environmental concern of relevance to environmental policy.
 

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