Tanzania - Environment





The Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, the Tanzania National Parks Department, and the Ministry of Lands, Housing, and Urban Development are the government agencies entrusted with environmental responsibilities in Tanzania. One of the nation's major concerns is soil degradation as a result of recent droughts. The nation's land is also affected by the related problem of desertification. Tanzania lost 14.4% of its forest and woodland area between 1983 and 1993. Tanzania has 80 cu km of renewable water resources with 89% used for farming and 2% for industrial activity. About 99% of urban dwellers and 66% of the people living in rural areas have pure drinking water. The nation's cities produce about 1.8 million tons of solid waste per year. As of 2001, 33 of Tanzania's mammal species were in danger of extinction, 30 bird species and 326 plant species are also endangered. The nation's marine habitats are also threatened by damage to its coral reefs caused by the fishing industry's use of dynamite. Endangered species include the Uluguru bush-shrike, green sea turtle, hawksbill turtle, olive ridley turtle, and Zanzibar suni are. Sixteen species of fish have become extinct.

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Tashiana Rakatau
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Nov 14, 2007 @ 9:21 pm
Hi my name is Tashiana Rakatau And I am doin a assignment on Tanzania and I reckon it is very sad cause of the skinny and anarecic people dont yooh noe that if yooh dont feed kids they can die at very young age

Anyway

holla Bak At yoour gurl
alecia johnson
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Nov 14, 2007 @ 9:21 pm
Hi my name is Alecia Johnson and me and my friend tashiana rakatau
we are doing an assiment on tanzania and it's gonna b so kool. yea man
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Oct 11, 2010 @ 2:14 pm
To find out how you can help Tanzania and it's children vist www.OurBeautifulEarth.org
Alice
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Jan 19, 2012 @ 1:13 pm
I'M DOING A PROJECT ON TANZANIA! IZ GONNA B AWESOME!

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