Tanzania Forest Ecosystems

The United Republic of Tanzania is located in East Africa between longitude 29° and 41° East and latitude 1° and 12° South. It covers a total of 947,600 km2. Tanzania mainland accounts for 945,100 km2 (99.74% of the area) while the islands of Zanzibar (Unguja and Pemba) account for the remaining 2,500 km2 (0.26%). Tanzania mainland is endowed with a wide range of natural resources as well as ecological and cultural diversity including extensive areas of arable land, wildlife reserves and parks, mountains, forests, rivers, and lakes. The forests in Tanzania mainland are high in biodiversity. The country contains over 10,000…

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