News Tanzania

Igamba Falls on the Malagarasi River, Tanzania ©John Friel

Malagarasi river finds favor with local women

Fri, 14/10/2016
In the Malagarasi River basin in Tanzania, a CEPF-funded project – through the small grants programme managed by BirdLife International – engaged women to help conserve one of the world’s most important parts of the Eastern Afromontane hotspot.
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Irreplaceable - Lake Natron, Tanzania

Thu, 13/10/2016
In our 'Irreplaceable' series, we cast a light on the globally-significant bird habitats that are in danger of disappearing forever...
A young chimpanzee in Mahale National Park ©Daniel Rosengren/FZS

The Chimpanzee Motorway - Connecting Forest...

Thu, 06/10/2016
The boundaries of a new proposed Forest Reserve in the Greater Mahale KBA in Tanzania (Eastern Afromontane hotspot) have been approved by the District Authorities.
Malagarasi River ©Anthony Ochieng

New partnership to safeguard Malagarasi River...

Fri, 27/05/2016
The Malagarasi River faces many urgent threats, mainly from development activities such as salt mining, hydropower dam constructions, and pressure from agriculture activities. How do you ensure that the local communities benefit without damaging the river’s biodiversity?

Transformation for Conservation in the Mara...

Mon, 29/02/2016
Working with local people is critical to effective, sustainable and equitable conservation. South Mara Water Users Association is a Local Conservation Group (LCG) working in the Masurura Swamp, Mara in Tanzania, one of the critical wetlands in the Lake Victoria Basin.

Tanzanian Conservationists propose ways of...

Wed, 23/07/2014
The Eastern Arc Mountain forests of Tanzania consist of a complex of ranges and peaks that are among the oldest in Africa. Two Critically Endangered bird species, the Uluguru Bush-shrike and the Long-billed Tailorbird are found in these forests.

Stakeholders happy with new Lake Natron cost...

Mon, 03/09/2012
Stakeholders have given a nod of approval to a new economic analysis study showing that soda ash mining at Lake Natron is not economically viable.

Tanzanians call for easier data access and...

Thu, 16/08/2012
Tanzanian stakeholders have expressed urgent need for consolidation; sharing and easier access of biodiversity data in order to help in guiding conservation decisions and reduce duplication of efforts. This is particularly in regard to the Eastern Arc Mountains and Coastal Forests, a region that forms part of a unique biodiversity rich hotspot that has over years attracted a lot of research and conservation interest.

Tata denies links with new Lake Natron soda ash...

Tue, 31/07/2012
The Tata Group has denied any involvement in plans to mine soda ash at Engaruka area near Lake Natron.

Serengeti highway back on World Heritage agenda

Fri, 22/06/2012
BirdLife remains concerned that development of the eastern stretch of the road is proceeding, and urges that any transport solutions must be sustainable and that environmental issues should be properly taken into account.

Working towards a green economy in Tanzania

Thu, 14/06/2012
The Uluguru Mountains support a rich cloud forest that is home to plants and animals which are found nowhere else in the world, including the Critically Endangered Uluguru Bush-shrike.

Lake Natron, Tanzania

Wed, 25/01/2012

Status: Important Bird Area (IBA), a Ramsar site

No soda ash mining at Lake Natron without...

Tue, 11/10/2011
"When we talk of sustainable use of natural resources, we mean for the benefit of current and future generations, now extraction of soda ash for sure can’t be beneficial to the future generations." Dr. Julius Ningu of the Vice President’s Office.

Controversial Lake Natron soda ash project still...

Tue, 06/09/2011
Soda ash project in Lake Natron, Arusha Region, could face further delays to take off owing to lack of required clearance from environmental authorities.

What does the Serengeti Highway decision mean for...

Tue, 19/07/2011
Concerns raised over road construction plans and effects on Lake Natron and its flamingos.

BirdLife Partnership welcomes Serengeti road...

Fri, 24/06/2011
The BirdLife Partnership welcome the news that the proposed asphalt road in the Serengeti National Park, will not now be built.

Tanzania steps up for the Serengeti and says ‘no...

Fri, 24/06/2011
Tanzanian Government has announced the proposed asphalt road will not be built.