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Conservation of the Jozani Forest in Tanzania

Written by szaarh
  • Type: Report/Publication, Country Publication
  • Source: Umoja wa wenye Mashamba Jozani (UWEMAJO)
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  • Focal Areas: Biodiversity, International Waters
  • Priority Groups: Women
  • Countries: Tanzania
  • Region: Africa
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Jozani Chwaka Bay is a Tanzania National Park with Jozani National forest and a Chwaka Bay, which supports the largest area of mangrove forest in Zanzibar. Jozani-Chwaka Bay National Park has international reputation because it is home to the rare Zanzibar Red Colobus monkey (Pilicolobus Kirkii) whose population is around 2,000 primates. This national park was established after 385 farmers accepted to relinquish their farms so that they become part of the National Park. To support livelihoods, the farmers are engaged in ecotourism. They are also getting a share of tourist revenue, which is collected by the national park. To consolidate their livelihood base, it is proposed under this project that the farmers augment their earnings from ecotourism business by adding the following income generating activities: fish farming, organic farming by using containers and green house farming.
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