World Land Trust

Saving Tanzania’s Coastal Forests

What’s left of high-quality forest in Tanzania’s east could fit in Greater London. In an area blighted by intensive farming, donations to our appeal will help secure a coastal forest corridor packed with endemic life – the home of elephant, lion, leopard, miniature chameleons and baby bush primates.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 22 April 2021 to 12:00 PM, 29 April 2021

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1001291)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£20,000

Amount raised

£20,175

Donations

118

Championed by The EQ Foundation

    Category

  • AnimalsAnimals
  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation

    Helping

  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind

Location

Tanzania, United Republic of

Situation

Deforestation has already claimed 90% of eastern Africa’s coastal canopy and in Tanzania’s Lindi District, road infrastructure is bringing new pressure in the form of intensive farming; a door we must close. Without interventions like the plan proposed by WLT partner TFCG, we could lose a forest home to specialist primates and chameleons that can only live in a handful of ecosystems like this, a water source for elephant families and the hunting ground for lion, leopard and others.

Solution

Donations to WLT's appeal will fund our partner’s TFCG creation of 10 reserves, safeguarding a crucial-but-unprotected wildlife corridor. TFCG is enlisting local people to its plan: they will be the ones deciding where the reserves go, and be offered savings and loans associations and management plans for sustainable livelihoods. By putting the needs of people front and centre, our partner will ensure that conservation wins the day in the long run.