Tanzania is home to some of the most stunning wildlife on the planet. Nature enthusiasts from all over the world flock to the iconic Serengeti National Park, hoping to catch a glimpse of the great wildebeest migration, or any number of other breathtaking spectacles. Yet while Tanzania is best known for expanses of savanna grasslands, its network of dense dryland forests are an equally important conservation concern.
These forests not only serve as critical habitat for elephant, giraffe, rhino, African buffalo, leopard and lion populations, but they also play an indispensable role in the fight against climate change. As trees grow they pull carbon dioxide out of the air and store it in their roots, trunks and branches. When trees are cut down and forests are cleared or burned, this sequestered carbon is released back into the ...more