The Usambara Mountains are fairly unusual in East Africa with their natural regions still covered in tropical forests, which otherwise continentally remain primarily in Western Africa. Considered tremendously significant ecologically and a Biodiversity hotspot. There are many protected zones throughout the range, which are being expanded and contributed to by the Tanzanian government, associated NGO's and research teams, and donor countries such as Norway. Several species are endemic to the Usambara forests, including the Usambara eagle-owl (Bubo vosseleri), the Usambara akalat (Sheppardia montana), the Usambara weaver (Ploceus nicolli), the African violet (Saintpaulia ionantha), the tree species Calodendrum eickii.
Promote tree-planting activities involving indigenous and exotic tree species. Exotic species as fast growing will save time for the women running far to get firewood while indigenous are good for agro forestry. Donate today to help the forest and people of Tanzania!
The impact of donating to Tanzania goes beyond the normal benefits of trees. Aside from cooling the area, providing a habitat for local wildlife and filtering water, trees that are carefully planted can help prevent the devastating forest fires that the region suffers from.
Our Partners in the Usambara Mountains are raising 40,000 tree seedlings 20,000 for two schools, to be planted in the Usambara Mountains.
You will receive with your donation:
- Your Tree Certificate
- Project Report
- Photos and videos of your trees getting planted
- Your Invoice and Tax Receipt
Hey! Start your Forest Fundraising page here for Tanzania forests by creating a campaign and inviting your friends.