Improving Forest Governance in East Africa’s Eastern Arc Mountains

Photo: Flickr, Christie and Steve
Photo: Flickr, Christie and Steve

The Eastern Arc Mountains in Tanzania and Kenya are a region of great ecological and socio-economic importance.

The Eastern Arc Mountains in Tanzania and Kenya are an ecoregion of great ecological and socio-economic importance. The global significance of this ecoregion is manifested through its role as a carbon sink and as a habitat for a number of endemic and endangered flora and fauna. Despite their importance, the Eastern Arc Mountains are facing significant threats, with an estimated 70% of original forest cover already lost to deforestation and degradation. This briefing explores the threats, policy responses and governance challenges of the Eastern Arc Mountains with a particular focus on Tanzania, where the greater part of this ecoregion is situated.

31 Jul 2017
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Series
SAIIA Policy Briefing No 165, July 2017
Region
Sub-Saharan Africa
Country
Kenya, Tanzania
SAIIA Programme
Governance of Africa’s Resources
Tags
Forestry Governance, timber, tropical forestry
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