Extending the Coastal Forest Protected Area Subsystem in Tanzania


25% of Tanzania surface is designated as protected area under wildlife legislation. This protected area system is managed by two agencies. Tanzania National Parks Authority manages National Parks and Wildlife department manages Game reserves and Game controlled areas.

Forest Reserves are not regarded as protected areas according to the IUCN system developed by the World Commission on Protected Areas. Hence the coastal Forests of Eastern Africa have been identified as one of the major gaps in the worlds protected area network. Despite not being regarded as protected areas the Forest Reserve approach has been very important in maintaining habitat cover and preventing conversion to agriculture.


  • The Goal of the Integrated Ecosystem Management Programme is the Coastal Forest Biodiversity and ecosystem values are conserved and provide sustainable benefit flows at local, national and global levels.



2010 - 2013  
GEF 3550,000
UNDP 1,000,000

Delivery in the previous fiscal year

2010 to date US$2386,501.30

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