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Governments on the Web.  This site links to governmental departments, NGOs, and general information sites for Tanzania.

United Republic of Tanzania, National Implementation of Agenda 21.  This lengthy document gives a detailed description of the progress made toward implementing Agenda 21 since the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in 1992.


E-LAW Legal and Scientific Resources for Africa.  This site presents two civil cases: Attorney General v. Aknonaay and Lohay, Civil Appeal No. 31 of 1994, Court of Appeal (Tanzania), and Rev. Christopher Mtikila v. the Attorney General, Civil Case No. 5 of 1993, High Court of Tanzania.

FAOLEX Database.  Through FAO's Legal Office FAOLEX database searches can be done to sort and retrieve environmental and legal documents by country. Among the Tanzanian records listed are:

1. National Land Use Planning Commission Act, 1984 (Act No. 3 of 1984)
2. National Environment Management Act (No. 19 of 1983)

Policy and Analysis

Empowerment for African Sustainable Development.  Proposed National Environmental Information System for Tanzania.  May 1997.  This site includes environmental news, reports, legislations, research papers and other topic-specific information on the African environment.  Several of the posted legislations and research papers are Tanzanian.

Environmental Impact Assessment Process.  The "Impact Assessment" portion of the website includes the Environmental Impact Assessment Procedure for Tanzania. 

WRI's Sustainable Development Information Service.  This site provides abstracts on each of the reports listed below, as well as information on how to obtain full-text copies.

1. Tanzania : Country strategy for strengthening environmental considerations in Danish development assistance to Tanzania
2. Tanzania : conservation of biological diversity and forest ecosystems
3. Eastern African country profiles : the United Republic of Tanzania
4. Tanzania : National conservation strategy for sustainable development
5. Tanzania : National Environmental Action Plan: A First Step
6. Tanzania : Toward a regional conservation strategy for the Serengeti : report of a workshop held at Serengeti Wildlife Research Centre, Seronera, Tanzania, 2 - 4 December 1985
7. Tanzania forestry action plan, 1990/91 - 2007/08 
8. United Republic of Tanzania : national report for the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED)
9. Land use planning and resource assessment in Tanzania : a case study
10. Resources and sustainable community development : an agenda for development -- action in Tanzania

Non-Governmental Organizations

African Wildlife Foundation.  AWF describes several Tanzanian projects on their website: a Conservation Service Center (CSC) business venture in Ololosokwan, Serengeti, northern Tanzania; and a more extensive collaboration with local and international organizations in the Maasai Steppe Heartland.  This site provides internet links to country profiles, travel, tourism, government, geography, economy, politics, industry, minerals, business, news, agriculture, NGOs, development aid and education.

Lawyer's Environmental Action Team (LEAT).  LEAT is the first public interest environmental NGO in Tanzania. A brief description of the organization, as well as contact information, is provided on E-LAW's website in their "Partners" section.

Save the Rhino International.  Since 1990, Save the Rhino International (SRI) has worked to ensure the survival of the rhinoceros species in the wild by working closely with local communities and providing ongoing support for wildlife managers and game rangers. They currently have projects in Tanzania, Kenya, Namibia and India.

World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).  This listing on the Coral Reef NGO Directory briefly describes a current Tanzanian project, and provides contact information for the project coordinator. WWF is involved in conserving Tanzania's marine environment through "Operation Dynamite" - aimed at eliminating dynamite fishing in Mafia Island waters to protect coral reef ecosystems.

The Coral Reef Alliance.  The Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL) maintains this directory of non-governmental organizations (NGO's) working on coral reef issues around the world.


Governments on the Web.  This site links to governmental departments, NGOs, and general information sites for Tanzania.

FRAME.  FRAME facilitates the use and exchange of web-based information for environment and natural resource management professionals in Africa. This website provides analytical tools and information, mechanisms to share lessons and experiences, as well as opportunities for linkages to enhance collaboration among partners.

Tracker.  Tracker is a database which allows users to enter their own experiences from local resource management in Africa or learn from the experiences of others. It aims to facilitate the gathering and sharing of natural resource management information, as well as encourage work with local communities.

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