Protecting the forests in Tanzania

$425 $32,575
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Harnessing knowledge of the species-rich forests of Tanzania's Arusha region, the Suledo Forest Community has established an effective system of forest management that meets the needs of local people.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

After being spurred into action in 1993 by government plans for use of local forests, communities have regained control over land management and have devised a system of unique forest planning zones.

How will this project solve this problem?

To add weight to community anti-poaching rules, area villages have passed supportive by-laws and members of local communities now patrol each forest zone to ensure enforcement.

Potential Long Term Impact

As a result of these interventions, villagers have access to a greater range of forest products, including sustainable timber and products such as fruits, nuts, mushrooms and medicines.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $425

Funding Policy: subsidized/guaranteed

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $425 as of Feb 26, 2004.  The original project funding goal was $33,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Thanks to 1 donor like you, a total of $425 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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