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Draft Biodiversity Status Maps for Your 6NR – Tanzania

At the beginning of the 6NR process, we challenged Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity to double the number of maps used from your 5NR to your 6NR. Are you on track to meet this challenge? We have exciting news for you!  Using the UN Biodiversity Lab, and the global datasets available within it, we created 18 draft biodiversity status maps for your country.

PA Business Plan Catalogue - Marine Parks and Reserves Unit (MPRU) Strategic Plan 2014-2019

The Government of Seychelles-UNDP-GEF Protected Area Finance and Outer Islands projects hosted a Business Planning workshop for Protected Areas in Seychelles in September 2017. In preparation for this training, a database containing examples of terrestrial and marine business plans from around the world and guidelines for their development was produced. We are sharing in this post the Marine Parks and Reserves Unit (MPRU) Strategic Plan 2014 - 2019 of Tanzania. 

Universalising water and sanitation coverage in urban areas: From global targets to local realities in Dar es Salaam, and back

Global targets such as the Sustainable Development Goals and associated monitoring play a key role in supporting efforts to move towards universal access to water and sanitation. Reflecting on Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, this paper demonstrates how global monitoring often fails to reflect and support local efforts to improve water and sanitation in low-income settlements. Locally generated water and sanitation data and perceptions of progress can reveal important realities of water and sanitation provision that global monitoring inadvertently conceals.

IIED Briefing: Meeting future demand for drinking water supply in Dar es Salaam: Hydrological modelling of the Ruvu River and assessment of flows

The city of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania requires significant new surface water resources if it is to meet Sustainable Development Goal 6. This study reports on the development of a hydrological model, using existing data, which assesses the impacts of upstream irrigation abstraction on downstream water security for the city. Results indicate that water deficits will likely still occur in dry years even after the construction of an additional storage dam.

Transboundary Collaboration: Reducing Conflicts Around Fisherie

This best practice describes how transboundary collaboration can reduce ongoing conflicts and sustain fisheries management on the Akagera river located at the border of Rwanda (Akagera National Park) and Tanzania. It came from my experiences working on a fishery project in Akagera national Park in 2015, where illegal fishing by Tanzanian fishers was a big threat to the conservation of wildlife in ANP. But it was hard to alleviate because of the lack of collaboration and good management strategies of fisheries resources.

Assessing Data for the Sustainable Development Goals in Tanzania

The report of a Tanzania case study of the Post-2015 Data Test highlights that there are various initiatives at the national level that support the data revolution and information. Also, there are issues of capacity building among official and non-official data producers, and financial sustainability.

Kilama, B., George, C., Katera, L. & Rutatina, N. 2016. Assessing Data for the Sustainable Development Goals in Tanzania. CPD, NPSIA & Southern Voice on Post-MDG International Development Goals, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Local people and government working together to manage natural resources: Lessons from the Lake Victoria Basin

Seeking to conserve sites of biological and ecological importance outside the protected area network, conservation organizations are increasingly working with local communities, the original and ultimate stewards of the sites. In most cases, local people are aware of environmental problems; with training and capacity building they become enthusiastic protectors of critical natural sites. Donor-funded projects to sup- port local community groups, however, last only a few years.

Importance of Dugong Profile in understanding its Conservation along Tanzania Coast

A study to estimate abundance, distribution and evaluate magnitude of dugong threats and status in selected sites based on surveys was conducted between 2008 and 2009 during south-east and north-east monsoon periods respectively. Conservation initiatives were also assessed by involving local communities in monitoring activities. Findings show that 10 sightings of live 9 dugongs verified and localized in areas of Kilwa, Somanga, Rufiji and Mafia. Threats including entanglement in fishing gear, dynamite fishing, trawling, habitat destruction and pollution persist.

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