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FOREST PROGRAMME Tanzania Country Office Isaac Malugu- Forest Programme Coordinator14th May 2014
The Forest Programme at TCO • Started in 1994 • The priority areas: Eastern Arc mountains (Udzungwa,Uluguru & East Usambara) and Coastal Forests Landscapes. • High richness, species diversity, endemism & functional ecosystems • Covers more than more than 1,000,000Ha (including Protected Areas) • Supports livelihoods for more 2 million people
Projects East Usambara Forest Land Restoration Udzungwa Mts National Park Gazettement of Derema Corridor – E.Usmbaras 2 3 1 Coastal Forests 4 REDD MRV + Ruvuma landscape
ACHIEVEMENTS Landscape Restorations • Landscape restorations through spatial linkages of corridors, HCVF and Protected Areas, ca > 1,000,000Ha • Promoting approaches like PFM, Land use planning and agroforestry • Connectivity of HCVF – Derema, Mngeta, Uzungwa, Bunduki corridors • Rediscovery of 2 ‘extinct’ species • Improvement in Management effectiveness
ACHIEVEMENTS Sustainable Forest Management • Promoting CBFM - Village Land Forest Reserves - Harvesting plans. • Working with Local partner MCDI, - Group Certification Scheme > 100,000Ha • Promoting Forest Governance - Mama Misitucampaign, FLEGT and Timber Trade. • Drafting of National FSC Standards
ACHIEVEMENTS Green Growth • Ruvuma landscape: scaling up of SFM models. Working with partners on PFM & certification schemes • REDD + - Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) and scenario planning. • 150 Permanent Sample Plots • Working with partners to collate information. • Feeding data into National Carbon Monitoring Centre (NCMC)
ACHIEVEMENTS Biomass energy • Sustainable Charcoal Productions using efficient kilns • Promoting tree planting, agroforestry and woodlot
ACHIEVEMNTSPolicy, Advocacy and Lobbying • Biofuel guidelines adopted to be National Biofuel Guidelines • Lobbying for upgrades of some National Forests Reserves into Nature Reserves (Kilombero, Rondo and Ulugurus) • Lobbying for Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) • Lobbying for MOU signing on Timber trade (Tz-Mz; Tz – Ke)
ACHIEVEMENTSPartnerships HAKIARDHI TRAFFIC
LESSONS LEARNING • Strengthening partnerships in addressing forest governances through dialogue and opportunities for knowledge & information sharing. • Promoting CBRNM: Incentivising communities, benefit sharing and voices towards sustainable forest management • The current wave on Land based investment, should be tackled and handled . Governance of land, natural resources and investment activities must be strengthened
Challenges • Timber moratorium in 2005 & 2010 brought under cover governance challenges • Biomass Energy becoming a serious driver. • Use rights and gender: Community benefits and livelihoods – opportunity costs. • Institutional set up - CBFM, TFS, Policy frameworks on NRs (Land, Forests, Minerals, Oils & Gas, etc).
Extending the Coastal Forest Protected Area Subsystem • The Coastal Forest Biodiversity and Ecosystem Values are conserved and provide sustainable benefit flows at local, national and global levels. • The spatial coverage and management effectiveness of the Coastal Forest PA sub system is expanded and strengthened. • So far more than 1,000,000Ha are annexed in the PAs