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David Tanner and BMU Executive members, Temeke district, Tanzania. Copright: Keith Hempshall / WWF-UK

Building on success: fisheries management in southern Tanzania

Whether it’s to provide fish for dinner, beaches to relax on, waves to surf and sail, the oceans and their vast array of riches are important to us all. Millions of jobs in fishing, aquaculture, recreation, tourism, shipping and offshore energy are supported, while mangrove forests and coral reefs protect our shores from storms. There […]

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Fish market, Mafia Island, Tanzania. Copyright: David Tanner WWF-UK

Marine conservation and addressing local poverty in southern Tanzania

One of the things people sometimes don’t realise about the work that WWF carries out around the world is that often it is not related to working directly with wildlife or working in ‘nature reserves’. This is particularly true in East Africa where local people’s ongoing reliance on nature and its products (fruit, fish, timber […]

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A video shared by Google showcasing the scientific discovery of a “hidden” rainforest

Scientist discovers a “new” rain forest in Mozambique

It was with a sense of wonder that I watched a video recently shared by Google showcasing the scientific discovery by Dr Julian Bayliss and Flora and Fauna International (FFI) of a “hidden” rainforest on Mount Mabu in northern Mozambique. Dr Bayliss spotted the rainforest using Google Earth and following a little research discovered that […]

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