Protecting the forests in Tanzania

by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)


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.
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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.


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.

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.

Additional Documentation

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


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Suledo Forest Community
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Organization Information

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Location: New York, NY - USA
Website: http:/​/​
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

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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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