News Tanzania

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.

Africa

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 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.

Africa

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.

Africa

Serengeti highway back on World Heritage agenda

Fri, 22/06/2012 - 16:48

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.

Africa

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.

Africa

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...

Africa

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

Tue, 11/10/2011 - 15:46

"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.

Africa

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.

Africa

What does the Serengeti Highway decision mean for Lake Natron?

Tue, 19/07/2011 - 11:25

Concerns raised over road construction plans and effects on Lake Natron and its flamingos.

Africa

BirdLife Partnership welcomes Serengeti road decision

Fri, 24/06/2011 - 14:00

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

Africa

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

Fri, 24/06/2011 - 13:58

Tanzanian Government has announced the proposed asphalt road will not be built.

Africa

Celebrating the Uluguru watersheds for World Environment Day

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 13:28

Villagers celebrate project which is raising local incomes and protecting the forests.

Africa

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 factory at Lake Natron in Tanzania.

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-kilometer long commercial highway to run East-West through the Serengeti; Tanzania’s oldest national park and a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Europe and Central Asia

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.

Africa

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 save Lake Natron”, said BirdLife’s Jane Gaithuma.

Africa

Save the Serengeti – road proposal must be stopped

Mon, 02/08/2010 - 07:28

Serengeti Darf Nict Sterben – The Serengeti Shall Not Die... A new road proposal in Serengeti the could sever the wildebeest migration prompting a collapse in their numbers from 1.3m to 200,000 tells the RSPB's (BirdLife in the UK) Andre Farrar.

Wildlife Conservation Society of Tanzania's International Day for Biodiversity celebrations

Mon, 14/06/2010 - 09:25

The Wildlife Conservation Society of Tanzania (BirdLife Partner), celebrated International Day for Biodiversity in style by organising events around the theme ‘Biodiversity is our life’.

Africa

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