Digital Desk, Dar es Salaam. The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in Tanzania announced that it has signed a contract with two civil society organizations aimed at tackling massive deforestation and degradation of the East African country’s Usambara Mountains .
The conservation agency said in a statement that WWF Tanzania’s National Forest Program through its Trillion Trees project has signed contracts with 4H Tanzania and Friends of Usambara, Xinhua news agency reported. WWF Tanzania’s forest program will be implemented in the north of the Usambara Mountains where the landscape’s ecosystem is being affected by deforestation and degradation, the statement said.
Also, deforestation adversely affects communities as the Usambara Mountains covering 3,500 sq km is a fundamental source of food and water, underscoring its importance for human well-being and the national economy. does. The Usambara are a part of the Ancient Eastern Arc chain, the mountains that extend from the Tata Hills in southern Kenya to Morogoro and the Southern Highlands. They are estimated to be at least 100 million years old and the rocks that formed them may be as old as 600 million years.
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