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Issue date: 
24 January 2013

Forests' Protection Needs Community Support

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December 3rd, 2012

Report Explores Experiences and Lessons for Equitable Benefit Sharing and REDD+ in Tanzania

A new report entitled, "Equitable Benefit Sharing: Exploring Experiences and Lessons for REDD+ in Tanzania" has just been published.  The report and an accompanying information summary were developed in collaboration with the nine NGOs that are implementing REDD+ pilot

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November 9, 2012

Promoting and implementing REDD+ safeguards at national level in East Africa

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28th September 2012

Chainsaws massacre Tanzania`s green cover

Tanzania, which once prided in being among the greenest countries on the continent faces major threats of looming desertification brought about by major acts of deforestation.

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29 June 2012

Tree planting project threatens food security

APPROPRIATION of massive land from villagers for tree planting in the Reduced Emission from Deforestation and Forest (REDD) programme is feared to threaten food security, unless the exercise was carefully undertaken.

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29 May 2012

WWF Tanzania staff in financial scam

AN audit report by Ernst & Young has established that 400,000 US dollars (approx. 624m/-) was misappropriated by the WWF local staff who forged hotel, taxi receipts and direct corruption.

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11th April 2012

HIMADA: Litmus test for REDD that is bearing fruit

Hifadhi Mapafu ya Dar es Salaam (HIMADA), which means conserve the lungs of Dar es Salaam is one of the nine Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) pilot projects implemented in Tanzania.

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27th March 2012

Public knowledge on environmental conservation `still too low`

This week Gerald Kitabu interviewed HAKIARDHI Senior Programme Officer Cuthbert Tomitho on public awareness and benefits accrued from the National Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD). Excerpts:

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2 Mar 2012

Corruption allegations hit WWF programmes in Tanzania

DAR ES SALAAM (AlertNet) –The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in Tanzania is embroiled in a corruption scandal over the alleged misappropriation of Norwegian aid aimed at helping civil society organisations build capacity, Norwegian and WWF officials said.

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February 29, 2012

Possible embezzlement halts WWF-run REDD project in Tanzania

Two conservation and community projects in Tanzania have been halted after the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) reported possible corruption.


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