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The world is currently travelling through the 6th mass extinction. This is and will affect biodiversity and the ecosystem services they provide to humans. We, in developing countries will be affected more because of limited capacity and resources to adapt. Addressing the direct and underlying drivers of biodiversity loss is our ambitious mission. Placing greater priority on biodiversity and nature based solutions is important now than ever for sustainable development and human well-being. Your support will help us race against the time to protect our planet earth.
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About Nature Tanzania
Nature Tanzania is an independent membership national conservation NGO in Tanzania, with its offices located at TEMDO Njiro road Arusha Tanzania. The organization is under the Non-Governmental Organizations Act, 2002 to operate in Tanzania mainland. It is guided by a constitution, a five year strategy 2017 – 2022 and a five year business plan. It is governed by an independent board of directors and an Annual General Meeting (AGM). Being a membership NGO, our members are our strength.
Tanzania country is rich in biodiversity and therefore very important for conservation. The country has recorded over 1,200 species of birds. We are using birds as indicators of ecosystem health and a tool for biodiversity conservation. We are working with communities, the private sector and the government in areas identified as Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) and Key Biodiversity Areas (KBA).
Our work and activities are aligned and global and national conservation targets. We are working with the national, regional and local governments in planning and implementation of programs that support biodiversity conservation and human development. We are committed in supporting the government of Tanzania in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and other relevant conventions. Our projects and initiatives are contributing towards delivery of goal 1, 2, 3, 6, 13, 14 and 15 of the SDGs. They also contributed to the following Aichi Biodiversity Targets; 1, 3, 4, 7, 9, 12 and 14. We are also piloting Nature Based Solutions (NbS). NbS are becoming important in addressing global societal challenges i.e. climate change, food and water security, human health and socio-economic development.
Addressing the direct and underlying drivers of biodiversity loss is our ambitious mission. Placing greater priority on biodiversity and nature based solutions is important now than ever for sustainable development and human well-being. We will continue to work from this angle to ensure that our organization contribute to solutions of the ongoing challenges. In that regard, Nature Tanzania is implementing projects and initiatives that are having positive impacts on nature and communities. Please explore our projects below.
Institutional Capacity Building Project
Funded by NABU, this project aims at building Nature Tanzania’s capacity to deliver concrete actions on the ground.
Lake NATRON ECO-TOURISM PROJECT
With initial funding from the Darwin Initiative to BirdLife International, Nature Tanzania is now managing the Community Revolving Fund (CRF) project at Lake Natron Ramsar Site.
Important Bird Area (IBA) Monitoring Project
Funded by the African Bird Club, this project is monitoring the identified IBAs of Tanzania. This is done in collaboration with Dr. Jasson John and the Attraction Birding Club (ABC).
BIODIVERSITY MONITORING (BiMO) PROJECT
This is one of our strategic initiatives aiming at engaging our members in biodiversity monitoring work. Here, the bird ringing and monitoring training program is the flagship activity.
GREY-CROWNED CRANE CONSERVATION PROJECT
With funding from NABU and CCG, this project is supporting communities and local government authorities in Kyerwa district to conserve the Grey-crowned Crane.
Mr. Emmanuel Mgimwa
Mr. Edwin Kamugisha
Ms. Anita Enock
Ms. Modester Kawana
Ms. Hawa Kamwendo
Ms. Agness Mallya
Project Officer - AfriEvolve
Ms. Laurencia Masalu
Mr. Leonidas Momburi
Mr. John Salehe
Mr. Sirili Akko
Mr. Lota Melamari
Ms. Mwanaidi Mkwizu
Mr. Thomas Mbise
Ms. Gloria Bideberi
Mr. James Matee
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Appeal for the Conservation of Long-billed Forest Warbler
long-billed Forest-warbler (Artisornis moreaui) is a near-endemic and Critically Endangered bird species that can be reliably found in Amani Nature Forest Reserve. High pressure/threats from agriculture, logging and invasive species have resulted in rapid alteration and fragmentation of its habitat, putting the species on the brinck of extinction. Some population are found outside the protected area networks exacerbating the threats. Urgent actions are needed in order to save this species and its habitats in the East Usambara Mountains.