Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Forest Carbon Partnership meeting enhances Kilimanjaro Mountain forest conservation

Forest Carbon partnership meeting to find ways to raise funds for indigenous forest conservation.

Participants include World Bank, WWF, IUCN e.t.c. IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature helps the world to find convenient ways to conserve environment like forests grown locally. Eco tourism is encouraged to be practiced. Eco Tourism provides income and employment so that local people see benefits of forest conservation. Example Mountain climbing guides in Tanzania are employed to provide escort to tourists climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and hence get income. Kilimanjaro routes which offer best Ecotourism experience is Lemosho,Northern circuit machame and Rongai.World Wildlife Fund is another key partner in funding the forest conservation.

A REDD+ Country Participant is a developing country located in a subtropical or tropical area that has signed a Participation Agreement to participate in the Readiness Fund. Forty-seven developing countries have been selected to join the FCPF (18 in Africa, 18 in Latin America, and 11 in the Asia-Pacific region).REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation plus conservation and sustainable forest management) depend on Indigenous people to participate on climate change management.

Tanzania is rich in many natural forests like Mount Kilimanjaro,Ngorongoro conservation area, Mount meru, Eastern arch and southern highlands.Indigenous people are Forest environment key stakeholders for conservation. Empowering local people is important to conserve indigenous tree species.

Forest Carbon partnership aim is to reduce carbon from atmosphere hence reduce impacts of global warming like Kilimanjaro snow melting.

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