Tanzania

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The East African Sandalwood, Osyris lanceolata is an evergreen shrub in family santalaceae, exploited for essential oils. Understanding the management, ecological and exploitation status of O. lanceolata is vital in ensuring that, international trade and national utilisation of the species is non-detrimental to its survival in the wild/forests. East African Range States (Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda) with unsustainable and illegal trade in the species are the focus of this project. The objective of this project is to: assess the current (management, ecological and exploitation) status of Osyris lanceolata, with the aim of ensuring that the international trade of products is not detrimental to the conservation of the resource in the wild/forests of range States.

Projects

Country: Tanzania
Project Type: Identification
Taxonomy: Osyris lanceolata
Project Title:

Conservation and sustainable management of Osyris lanceolata for economic development in East Africa

Duration:

24 months

Project Document:

Link

Reports:

Not yet available

Related Publications:

Not yet available

CITES Working Language:

English

KEY STATISTICS

HUMAN POPULATION

50.8 million

LAND AREA* (km2)

885,800

FOREST COVER (km2)

456,880

FOREST COVER (%)

39.9


*https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_and_dependencies_by_area

GALLERY

Inception workshop between Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda

Inception workshop between Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda

Working Group
Inception workshop between Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda

Inception workshop between Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda

Inception workshop between Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda

Inception workshop between Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda

Inception workshop between Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda

Launching the work in Uganda

Launching the work in Uganda

Launching the work in Uganda

Launching the work in Uganda

Launching the project in Tanzania

Launching the project in Tanzania.