|Town/Region||Mount Loleza Forest Reserve|
|Country||Tanzania, United Republic of|
|Categories||Education, Forests, Habitats|
|Date||21 Jan 2020|
The Mount Loleza Forest Reserve (MLFR) is among the potential ecological areas in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania. The communities around have been benefiting from the diverse of ecosystem services offered by the MLFR in supporting their livelihood. However due to deforestation, agriculture, and other ongoing activities, the resilience of these ecosystem services is at stake. The current management strategies and conservation efforts in the MLFR does not show promising results. There is a need to educate the communities around on the importance of conserving the MLFR.
Therefore, this study aims at:
(i)assessing all the activities threatening the ecosystem health and services in the MLFR,
(ii)providing conservation education and trainings to the local communities around and adjacent to the MLFR,
(iii) supporting the environmental friendly activities such as tree plantation and bee keeping that will help to reduce pressure and over dependence of the natural resources from the MLFR.
Read about Hudson's previous project https://www.rufford.org/projects/hudson_laizer or for more information contact: