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Video May 9, 2019

Promoting Sound Forest Management in Tanzania

About 40% of Tanzania’s land area is covered by forests. In recent years, the expansion of agriculture, overgrazing, fuel wood collection, and charcoal production have put increasing pressure on Tanzania’s forests. Every minute, an area equivalent to the size of a football field is deforested. If forests continue to be destroyed at the current rate, in 100 years, Tanzania will have lost all its trees, along with the services they provide. But many examples exist of forests that are managed sustainably, like in Kilosa.