Canopy Chronicles: Biodiversity in the Eastern Arc

Noun: The variety of life in the world or in a particular habitat or ecosystem.

For over twenty years, ARC has been committed to preserving and protecting the Eastern Arc and coastal forests of Tanzania. One goal is to conserve these forests because they are home to local people whose culture and heritage is deeply rooted […]

By |August 4th, 2011|Canopy Chronicles|0 Comments

Canopy Chronicles: Eastern Arc Mountains and UNESCO World Heritage Site Status

Biodiversity and Universal Value The Udzungwa and Uluguru regions of the Eastern Arc Mountains are currently under consideration for designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. World Heritage Sites are declared by the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization as having “outstanding universal value” according to a list of four criteria. The Eastern Arc […]

By |June 29th, 2011|Canopy Chronicles|0 Comments

Canopy Chronicles: Ecotourism in Tanzania

A partnership with local communities and an abundant natural environment

Did you know that…

  • From 1950 to 2005 international tourism arrivals expanded at an annual rate of ‎‎6.5 percent, growing from 25 million to 806 million travelers.‎
  • Tourism provides 6-7 percent of the world’s jobs.
  • Tourism accounts for an estimated 12 percent of GDP for Tanzania.

Tourism is one of […]

By |April 7th, 2011|Canopy Chronicles|0 Comments

Canopy Chronicles: International Year of Forests 2011

Celebrating Forests for People
In the wake of the climate talks in Cancun this past December, 2011 has been named the International Year of Forests by the United Nations, in efforts to raise awareness of the vital role that forests play in reducing carbon emissions.

Did you know that…

  • Forests cover 31% of total land area
  • Primary forests account for […]
By |January 27th, 2011|Canopy Chronicles|0 Comments