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Environmental protection vital for Tanzania’s industrial plan

Date posted: 
Friday, July 21, 2017

Environmental conservation is vital for Tanzania's vision of a thriving economy by 2025. 

North and South Mara Water Users Association Leaders Distributing Brochures © Enock Kawira

Conserving the environment is vital for an industrialized Tanzania, as the country moves towards its vision of a thriving economy by 2025, local environmental groups and advocates have said.

The country’s Mara Water Users Association in collaboration with BirdLife International, stressed this during events marking World Environment Day in the Butiama District of the Mara region, which has been exposed to various environmental threats.

Users of the Mara River Basin in Tanzania are increasingly faced with water shortages, poor water quality and environmental degradation. The management of the Mara River is therefore critical to poverty alleviation, improving health and food security. Full story here.

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