Mkinga Mangrove Project


mangrove restorationHERE IN MKINGA  MATONYOK ORGANIZATION DEAL WITH MANGROVE FOREST RESTORATION

What is  Mangroves ?

Mkinga 

according to Tanzanian Forest Report

Although East African mangroves have less species diversity than Southeast Asian mangroves, the Rufiji delta possesses the greatest flora and fauna diversity among African mangroves. Tanzania has 10 species of mangroves. The eight most commonly reported ones (with common Kiswahili names in parentheses) are Avicenia marina (Mchu), Bruguiera gymnorrhiza (Mkoko wimbi), Ceriops tagal (Mkoko mwekundu), Heritiera littoralis (Msikundazi), Lumnitzera racemosa (Mkaa pwani), Rhizophora mucronata (Mkoko), Sonneratia alba (Mpira), and Xylocarpus granatum (Mkomafi) . All these species are found in the Rufiji estuary, and they are used for a variety of food, fuel, and other products for both local consumption and income generation. Products include posts and poles for construction and boats, beehives, fuelwood, and charcoal, as well as fruits and roots for medicinal purposes. Mangroves are also home to a large number of fish, particularly juveniles, which provide food and income to local villagers

 Mangrove timber from Tanzania has been commercially traded since the ninth century, when it was sold to northern non-forested countries, particularly in the Arabian Peninsula. Today, mangrove forests in Tanzania face some pressures from a range of drivers. We can categorize these threats into ecological and socioeconomic causes. Ecological threats to mangroves include floods resulting in water-level alteration, bank erosion, and diversion of water courses; sand deposition from sea and land that cuts off portions of mangrove forests from salt water; and sea-level rise as a result of climate change. Socioeconomic threats across Tanzania include mangrove cutting to obtain fuelwood used for salt production (particularly in Tanga); lime burning (in Bagamoyo, Lindi, and Mtwara) and fish smoking (in Pangani). Mangrove areas are also cleared for salt pans in Tanga, Bagamoyo, and Mtwara. Pole cutting for sale in Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar, and may be beyond is another driver of mangrove deforestation.

district in Tanga region Tanga Region has a good forest involving red, black and white mangroves read more in. mangroves ?

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