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Conserving Mountain Forests

As of: October 2021

The project enhanced the capacity of the forest protection unit set up by the Tanzanian authorities for national parks in the Eastern Arc Mountains, a mountain chain that stretches from Kenya into Tanzania. The project offered training measures for park rangers on practical aspects of forest management in the context of climate change. On top of this, the units responsible for the nature reserves received additional logistical equipment; existing buildings have been renovated and new offices constructed. Inside the nature reserves, the project partners used land management approaches that promote carbon sequestration. They were building CO2 measuring stations in order to improve the monitoring of the carbon sinks. The people who lived close to the reserves could participate in the decision-making processes and received support in reducing their dependence on the forest resources.

State of implementation/results

  • Project completed
  • Training on forest management techniques carried out for the protection area employees
  • Infrastructure developed and expanded in the protection areas (e.g. administration buildings, office equipment); vehicle fleet set up
  • Climate change components expanded in the management of the protection area
  • Nine carbon monitoring areas established
  • Training provided for the local people in beekeeping, agroforestry, reforestation and eco-tourism
  • Beehives procured and beekeeping demonstration centre set up; fish ponds dug
  • Village natural resources committees established
  • Information materials developed on climate change and forest protection topics

Project data


Implementing organisation:
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Political partner(s):
  • Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism - Tanzania

Implementing partner(s):
  • Tanzania Forest Conservation Group

BMU grant:
2.169.977,08 €

11/2008  till  12/2010



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