Submitted by Website Officer on 28 September 2016 - 12:47pm
TNRF Promoting Tanzania’s Environment, Conservation and Tourism project (PROTECT) team conducted a 10days field trip (28th Aug – 6th Sept) to Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) with the aim of meeting WMAs management team, members of various WMAs committees, villagers and investors.
The team visited WMAs in Ikona (Serengeti), Makao (Meatu), Mbarang’andu (Namtumbo-Songea) and Mbomipa (Iringa). The main objective was to discuss with the constituent communities around the WMAs and the investors on the issues that affect viability of the WMAs as both conservation and economic opportunity for communities and what options are there for better improvement of the inviable WMAs.
Submitted by Website Officer on 5 September 2016 - 3:51pm
On 30th August 2016, the Mama Misitu Campaign (MMC) in collaboration with Tanzania Forest Working Group hosted by Tanzania Natural Resource Forum (TNRF) conducted the National Forest Governance Hearing where the study report on “Revisiting TRAFFIC’S 2007 Recommendations To Improve Forest governance in Tanzania’ was officially launched. The national forest governance hearing brought together various stakeholders such as village communities, timber traders, representative from the local and central government, NGOs and private sector organizations.
Submitted by Website Officer on 2 September 2016 - 7:09pm
Submitted by Website Officer on 15 August 2016 - 10:03am
Public Consultation on National Forest Stewardship Standard (NFSS) for mainland Tanzania
Tanzania is in the process of developing National Forest Stewardship Standards (NFSS) based on the Forest Stewardship Council’s (FSC) certification system. An application to develop national forest stewardship standards for Tanzania was submitted by the Standards Development Group (SGD) to FSC International and was approved in 2015. Through collaboration and support from World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Tanzania Country Office, as well as technical and financial support from the FSC Sub-regional Office for East Africa, the SDG completed the first draft of the NFSS in May 2016.
During the month of June 2016, the standards were tested in the field - in both plantations and native forests in Iringa and Kilwa, respectively. A third draft has as a result been completed and is ready for stakeholders’ consultation.