Tanzania gets US$3.1 million grant for Eastern Arc Mountains conservation

An agreement for the grant was signed in the east African nation’s commercial capital Dar es Salaam between the Deputy Norwegian Ambassador to Tanzania, Trygve Bendiksby and the Chief Executive Officer of the Eastern Arc Mountains Conservation Fund, Francis Sabuni.

Sabuni said the grant will go a long way in ensuring that the forests were protected given their unparalleled global, national and local importance.

He said the mountains played an important role in safeguarding the lives of almost 25 percent of the Tanzanian population since they were a source to various water bodies including the Ruvu River which provided water to the whole Dar es Salaam with a population of five million people. Enditem

Source: Xinhua