News Tanzania

World Migratory Bird Day 2014: Lake Natron, Tanzania - a Global Tourism Spot

Mon, 25/08/2014 - 10:06

 The World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) 2014 in the United Republic of Tanzania will be celebrated on 28th August at Ngare Sero Village on t...

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Tanzanian Conservationists propose ways of securing the Eastern Arc Mountain forests

Wed, 23/07/2014 - 14:58

Tanzanian conservationists drawn from government and civil society have drafted a set of six policy and management recommendat...

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Stakeholders happy with new Lake Natron cost benefit analysis report

Mon, 03/09/2012 - 10:35

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. Speaking th...


Tanzanians call for easier data access and sharing for posterity of a biodiversity hotspot

Thu, 16/08/2012 - 12:14

Tanzanian stakeholders have expressed urgent need for consolidation; sharing and easier access of biodiversity dat...


Tata denies links with new Lake Natron soda ash plant plans

Tue, 31/07/2012 - 14:25

The Tata Group has denied any involvement in plans to mine soda ash at Engaruka area near Lake Natron. In March 2012, Mr. Cyril Chami who was then Tanzania’s Minister o...

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Serengeti highway back on World Heritage agenda

Fri, 22/06/2012 - 16:48

At the World Heritage Committee (WHC) meeting in June 2011, the Tanzanian government confirmed that the 53km stretch of road through the Serengeti National Park would not be paved, and would continue ...

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Working towards a green economy in Tanzania

Thu, 14/06/2012 - 15:07

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 Malaconotus alius. They ...


Lake Natron, Tanzania

Wed, 25/01/2012 - 09:54

Status: Important Bird Area (IBA), a Ramsar site Campaign Period: February 2007 and ongoing Background Lake Natron is found in the Northern part of Tanzania; nearest towns to Lake Natron are Arusha in Tanzania and Magadi in Kenya. It is the most impor...


No soda ash mining at Lake Natron without addressing environmental concerns, affirms Tanzania’s Director of Environment

Tue, 11/10/2011 - 15:46

In an emphatic declaration of Tanzania’s keen intere...


Controversial Lake Natron soda ash project still in limbo

Tue, 06/09/2011 - 12:47

Soda ash project in Lake Natron, Arusha Region, could face further delays to take off owing to lack of required clearance from environmental authorities. Soda ash is a basic raw ma...


What does the Serengeti Highway decision mean for Lake Natron?

Tue, 19/07/2011 - 11:25

Focus is now squarely on Lake Natron, following the Tanzanian Government’s recent statement that the proposed highway through the Serengeti will not be paved.  Conservati...


BirdLife Partnership welcomes Serengeti road decision

Fri, 24/06/2011 - 14:00

The BirdLife Partnership welcome the announcement of the Tanzanian Government that the proposed asphalt road which would have bisected the Serengeti National Park, will not now be built. ...


Tanzania steps up for the Serengeti and says ‘no’ to asphalt road

Fri, 24/06/2011 - 13:58

The proposed asphalt road which would have bisected the Serengeti National Park, jeopardising the world’s last great mammal migration, will not now be buil...


Celebrating the Uluguru watersheds for World Environment Day

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 13:28

Villagers in Tanzania’s Uluguru Mountains marked World Environment Day with a celebration of a project which is raising local incomes and protecting the forest that provides ...


Fresh concerns as President orders Lake Natron soda ash mining fast tracked

Fri, 15/04/2011 - 07:53

Fresh concerns have been raised following a directive by the President of Tanzania to fast track the construction of the proposed soda ash facto...

Plans for Tanzania’s ‘Serengeti Highway’ shift towards a bypass

Tue, 01/02/2011 - 13:50

In 2010, Tanzania’s government announced extremely controversial plans for a 53-kilometre long commercial highway to run East-West through the Serengeti; ...

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Lake Natron scoops top award

Mon, 15/11/2010 - 15:58

Lake Natron has won the top Blue Globe Award in the first World Wetlands Network Globe Awards. The prestigious award was conferred to the Wetlands ecosystem at a ceremony held during the CBD COP 10 meeting in Nagoya Japan. The award w...


Think Pink appeal update – Thank You!

Thu, 30/09/2010 - 10:00

Our recent appeal to help BirdLife save the Lesser Flamingo at Lake Natron in Tanzania has so far raised over £20,000. “Thank you so much to those who were so generous in their support for our Think Pink campaign to...